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Title

Tearing Down the Veil: Demystifying Disease During the London Cholera Epidemic of 1854-1855

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The London cholera epidemic of 1854 was a flashpoint for the study of disease and medical research. The discoveries made during the epidemic paved the way for an unprecedented leap forward in medical science. But what about the culture surrounding cholera as a disease? In this research paper, I shall be examining the cultural paranoia surrounding cholera in London and using evidence to show how the discoveries about its origins helped to dismantle a millennia-long personification of disease in the world and gave humans a new perspective on nature as a whole.

Start Date

12-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2021 1:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Brian Roberts

Department

Department of History

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

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This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Historical Perspectives & Creative Performance; Monday, April 12, 2021; 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; Moderator: Ashleigh Kysar-Moon.

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Tearing Down the Veil: Demystifying Disease During the London Cholera Epidemic of 1854-1855

The London cholera epidemic of 1854 was a flashpoint for the study of disease and medical research. The discoveries made during the epidemic paved the way for an unprecedented leap forward in medical science. But what about the culture surrounding cholera as a disease? In this research paper, I shall be examining the cultural paranoia surrounding cholera in London and using evidence to show how the discoveries about its origins helped to dismantle a millennia-long personification of disease in the world and gave humans a new perspective on nature as a whole.