‘Bring out the Burkers!’

Cramped and Squalid Housing Conditions, 1849, illustration, National Philanthropic Association, London, England. https://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/2014/08/05/outbreak-rising-above-in-the-time-of-cholera/l0073461-illustration-depicting-cramped-and-squalid-housing-conditions/

By Ruby Appelhans

Cholera is a frightening bacterial disease that could become fatal in as little as twelve hours. Today, we have a better understanding of this infection due to modern medicine and technology,