St George’s Churchyard and the Cholera Epidemic: Source B

Report in the Manks Advertiser, 17th September 1833


At the weekly general meeting of the board of health, held at the Court-house on Saturday last, the report of new cases was as follows:

Monday the 9th,… 1
Tuesday,… 7
Wednesday,… 7
Thursday,… 6
Friday,… 4
Saturday,… 6

By this report the hopes which had been raised by the favourable appearance of Monday were considerably depressed…”

Questions to consider:

  1. What do you think of the numbers of new cholera infections? What does this tell you about the speed of the spread of the disease?
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