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Pandemics, Epidemics, and Other Diseases in Louisiana

Introduction

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. 

Key Catalog Terms

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.

Cholera
Vibrio cholerae

Key Subject Headings

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.
Cholera -- Louisiana.
Cholera -- Prevention
Cholera -- Treatment
Diseases -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Epidemics -- Louisiana
Medical Care -- Louisiana

Selected Collections

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

Manuscript collections

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