Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ellen Tullo
This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Schwabe und Co. AG, 2010.
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The impact of cholera epidemics on communities around the world duringthe 19th century has generated a vast array of resources for the medical historian.However, the more readily available testimonies of doctors and localboards of health dominate the literature, whilst our understanding of the experienceof individuals, particularly the destitute victims of cholera and theirfamilies, is sparse.This article analyses a collection of unpublished documentsassembled by an antiquary, John Bell, from Gateshead, North-East England,in 1831–1832, in order to reconstruct the experience of the local communityas they prepared themselves for the arrival of cholera and how they respondedto its devastating effects. The paper concludes by examining the enduringchanges prompted by the community reaction to the cholera outbreakof 1831–1832, including the establishment of the Gateshead Dispensary
Author(s): Tullo E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/06/2010
ISSN (print): 0016-9161
Publisher: Schwabe und Co. AG