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May 18, 1923
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“During the cholera epidemic, the number of those cared for was enormous, hundreds being admitted daily during the worst period of epidemic. The physicians inforn me that it was a veritable nightmare. The morgue during the winter when the ground was too hard to dig graves, frequently held over 1,000 cases of typhus deaths awaiting burial, while last summer, even, there were at times as many as 1,300 cholera corpses in a state of decomposition awaiting burial.

“The number of deaths in the city of Odessa for the first six months of 1922 was 37,715, or 10% of the total population. 12,257 of these were picked up dead of hunger in the streets”.

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