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Author:

 

Magdalena Gorrell Guimaraens


Report:

 

Annual Report 39


Page:

 

39


Year:

 

2012



Excerpt:

 

During the second quarter of the 19th Century Portugal was in deep turmoil as Dom Pedro and Dom Miguel fought each other for the throne. Porto, headquarters of the Liberal faction of Dom Pedro was being bombarded from three sides. In 1832 cholera had reached Europe from India and it reached Porto on the first day of 1833. At the same time the inflow of soldiers, refugees and returning Liberals had more than doubled the city’s population. The article describes the efforts made by Porto’s authorities to mitigate the spread of cholera.

 

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