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1890s Map of Diarrhea Deaths in Washington

An 1890s map of Washington, DC and deaths related to diarrhea, heavily concentrated in Swampoodle and Murder Bay.
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This is one of the more bizarre maps that we’ve uncovered. It certainly demonstrates how different the times were with such a high incidence of death due to diarrhea in the 19th century. Sanitation wasn’t exactly high caliber as you can read in a few of our posts about Swampoodle and Murder Bay.

Check out the map below and see for yourself.

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