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Posted by OrangeLoopyGuava (U15072227) on Friday, 7th June 2013
Could someone explain to me what this means:
"The appearance of cholera from Asia in 1831 provided another powerful incentive. The wealthy were not immune to it - indeed, it's possible they were the group who were most vulnerable to the illness."
Posted by U15773092 (U15773092) on Tuesday, 25th June 2013
I believe this means that the spread of cholera motivated the rich and the government to make a heavier investment into Public Health.
Posted by English Host (U1934188) on Wednesday, 26th June 2013
Absolutely. There is nothing like being the potential victim of a disease to make you want to put money into trying to cure it.
While Cholera was an illness that the rich were unlikely to suffer from they weren't too bothered about trying to cure it. As soon as it looked like they might be the ones that would catch it, they started funding research into dealing with it!
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