31st July 1849 - the Times reports 'the sickness pervades the whole city'

On this day in 1849, The London Times reported ‘the sickness is not confined to a particular quarter, but pervades the whole city. Deaths occurred in nearly every street, and some of those streets which are considered the most respectable have been the most heavily visited[1].

Illustration of cholera as the Grim Reaper


[1] “The Cholera.” Times [London, England] 2 Aug. 1849: 8. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 19 May 2014. Document URL http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=hamlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=AdvancedSearchForm&docId=CS134381826&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0


By Unknown - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain, Link