Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: George A. Venters

  • Leith in the time of cholera – the story of Thomas Latta

    George VentersEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Introduction In June 1832, the editor of the Lancet thanked Dr. Thomas Latta for “the intrepidity, scientific zeal and assiduity he has displayed.”1  This was in response to Dr. Latta’s letter reporting on his treatment by intravenous saline infusion of moribund patients in the final stages of cholera. He had brought…