Cholera, as it appeared in
Nashville in 1849, 1850, 1854 and 1866
W.K. Bowling (1808-1885)
Published by the University of Nashville
Cholera is an acute bacterial infection typically caused by drinking contaminated water. The disease was little understood when Bowling wrote this work in an effort to disseminate medical information about the cholera epidemic that was in 1866 in the process of killing upwards of 1,000 Nashvillians. This extremely rare pamphlet is only known to survive in four copies.