HLTB21H3 Lecture Notes - Soho, Cholera Toxin, Abo Blood Group System
Cholera is a good example of how society is divided. These are areas where there are already social tension. It is a time where there"s complete disguising of the body: fully cover for wealthy. Poisoning of the poor by the rich: they believe it"s a way for the rich to get rid of the poor. Murder for the procurement of bodies for medical examination: people believe that hospital were going to kill their love ones for experiment. Public health containment measures ineffective and meant as merely: control of the poor or revolutionary, to cut off trade and starve the poor, to acquire the bodies of the dead for medicine. Religious way of burial needs to remove: use old method to prevent cholera, they were ineffective but harsh. Believed a poison acting on the alimentary canal : 2 believes, one comes from the air (miasmas) and contagion theory.