Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cholera Quarantine at New York Harbor 1892

This article raises questions about the morality of quarantine during times of disease in reference to the cholera outbreak on a ship in route to New York. The author raises the question of if it is morally right for few to suffer for the overall good. It also discusses our self-preservation instincts in times of panic and how this relates to Americans' reactions to the cholera epidemic.

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