Sobre epidemias de calenturas malignas en las provincias del Nuevo Reyno de Leon y colombia del Nuevo Santander.

Serial Number
041-04998
Title
Sobre epidemias de calenturas malignas en las provincias del Nuevo Reyno de Leon y colombia del Nuevo Santander.
Author(s)
Alanis, Francisco (Cirujano)
Calleja, Felix (Virrey)
Date
12-21-1802
Date
04-04-1803
Documentation
San Luis Potosi, Mexico. December 21, 1802 - April 4, 1803. 36p. Letters. Originals.
Summary
Concerns the outbreak of an epidemic of malignant fevers that was expected to subside once winter started, in some towns the sickness has killed off one fourth of the population; mentions report submitted by Calleja that deals with the political economic aspect of this problem, advises junta provisional be established for purpose of enacting measures which would allow funding to be made available for medicines, this letter signed by members of the real tribunal y audencia de la contaduria maior de Cuentas; letter requests information on the state of the illness in terms of the number of people currently suffering and at what stage is the sickness, public funds are made available for the fight against the epidemic; expressing concern that the cost of fighting epidemic not be borne soley by public funds; mention of junta provisional which will set out the ways the public funds will be spent on this problem; information that will be acquired by Calleja, type of illness, its origen, method of cure, aid that would be helpful; mentions the reluctance of some people to take medicines that they are familiar with; specific example of 3 people who would not take the medicine, would only take liquid forms that they were familiar with and which were narcotic, attributes this fanaticism with exotic medicines to the Europeans living in the area. (O. Velez, October 1989)
Persons
Nolan (American Adventurer)
Berenguer de Marquina, Felix (Virrey)
Calleja, Felix (Subinspector)
Duran, Honesino (Intendente)
Yturrigaray, Jose de (Virrey)
Alanis, Francisco (Cirujano)
Places
Saltillo
Santander, Nuevo (Colonia)
Leon, Nuevo (Reyno de)
Lamparos, (Punta de)
Michoacan
Pachuca
Guadalupe
Monterrey
San Carlos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 228 ff. 001-018
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 228 ff. 001-018
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
22800001
Rights
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