Asiatic cholera


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Asiatic cholera an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Asiatic cholera a malignant and rapidly fatal disease, originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps, pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of reaction of fever.
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In literature:

Barlow says that movements were noticed after death in the victims of Asiatic cholera.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Next day two cases of Asiatic cholera were reported in the steerage.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
While at our family estate in Ichapur, Bengal, I was stricken with Asiatic cholera.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Asiatic cholera, when it first made its appearance in Europe, was believed to be contagious.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
Malignant or Asiatic cholera.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
This year the Asiatic cholera made its appearance.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
You might as well try to regulate the Asiatic cholera, or the small-pox, by taxation.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
He fell a victim to the Asiatic cholera on the 28th October 1834, in the 58th year of his age.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Tell her I have a headache, or Asiatic cholera, or anything you like.
"Fernley House" by Laura E. Richards
On June 21, the Asiatic cholera appeared in New York with appalling results.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson