The Geographical Distribution of Health and Disease, in connection chiefly
with Natural Phenomena
“Lines chart the progress of disease (by time and type) between countries …
The names of each disease are noted in areas of endemic occurrence. The result defines a landscape of disease districts … across each country.” (Koch, p.68)
The red lines show the progress of cholera.
Other diseases mentioned include:
- Diarrhea and Dysentry
- Guinea Worm
- Intermittent Fever
- Intestinal Worms
- Liver Disease
- Remittent Fever
- Scarlatina [Scarlet Fever]
- Yellow Fever
The image currently available on QED is of low quality but is included because of the map’s historical significance.
The image was scanned from Fig 3.11a in Tom Koch (2005). Cartographies of Disease. ESRI Press, Redlands, California.
The original source is Johnston, A.K. (1856). The Physical atlas of natural phenomena. Edinburgh: W. Blackwood.
The Diffusion of Cholera in the United States in 1866
Historical cholera pathways in 1817-1823 and 1863-1869
Network of cholera diffusion in India, c1931-1953