The “Cholera Cloud” in the Nineteenth-Century “British World”: History of an Object-Without-an-Essence

@article{Mukharji2012TheC,
  title={The “Cholera Cloud” in the Nineteenth-Century “British World”: History of an Object-Without-an-Essence},
  author={Projit Bihari Mukharji},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={86},
  pages={303 - 332}
}
  • P. Mukharji
  • Published 13 December 2012
  • History
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
The “cholera cloud” is one of the most persistent presences in the archives of nineteenth-century cholera in the “British World.” Yet it has seldom received anything more than a passing acknowledgment from historians of cholera. Tracing the history of the cholera cloud as an object promises to open up a new dimension of the historically contingent experience of cholera, as well as make a significant contribution to the emergent literature on “thing theory.” By conceptualizing the cholera cloud… 

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