"This engraving was made in 1831, showing a woman before being infected with Cholera (left) and the same women shortly before her death (right). In the early 19th century, Cholera was one of the most feared diseases. It is spread through contaminated food and water, then attacks the wall of the small intestine. This leads to diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes so bad that those infected can die from dehydration in a matter of hours. Lucky for us, Cholera's spread has decreased greatly in developed countries. Get up close and personal with Cholera and other medical matters at memento.muttermuseum.org.
#Histmed #medicalhistory #Womenshistorymonth #mementomutter #pathology #closeup #ExtremeCloseUp #MutterCloseUp #mementomutter #mementomori" By muttermuseum on Instagram.
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