Though a rare disease for many people in Louisiana today, Cholera was a historical threat. As a region that heavily depended on their surrounding waters, such as the Mississippi River, the Atchafalaya River, and the Gulf of Mexico, among other bodies of water, and local seafood, Louisianans faced cholera illness until the introduction of modern water cleanliness procedures.
Listed below are some recommended catalog key terms for searching for cholera. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for cholera. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Cholera -- Louisiana.
Cholera -- Prevention
Cholera -- Treatment
Diseases -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Epidemics -- Louisiana
Medical Care -- Louisiana
LSU Libraries Special Collections holds a large amount of books and manuscript materials that directly speak to the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River Valley experience of cholera. A few of these collections are listed below. Additional collections may be found utilizing the key terms and subject headings listed in the sections above.
Books and other published materials