It's not just that few cholera studies had been made relating to Italy, but there seems to have been considerable disagreement on the importance of these frequent European visitations of Asian cholera
. Some have suggested that the cholera epidemics, while tragic in their immediate effects, were essentially episodic or "one off" affairs which left little trace of their passing.
Reflect for a moment on the death along the way of 10,000 of them, including many children, from Asian cholera
, malnutrition, and other scourges, and their burial in hastily dug graves.