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February 3, 1906

THE THERAPEUTIC MERITS OF THE ARCTIC CLIMATE. METEOROLOGIC DATA OF A SUMMER CRUISE.

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(5):331-334. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510320017001c
Abstract

Having already reported that the climate of the fjords of Greenland has claims to recognition as holding distinctive advantages for the treatment of certain classes of tuberculosis, I present the following account of summer conditions in these regions.

This article is not written with the thought that a summer's sojourn in these regions is, or can be, infallible as a curative measure or that it can be beneficial in all varieties of cases, but, as some localities are unhealthy while others hold elements which favor health, so also are certain conditions recognized as favoring improvement in pulmonary tuberculosis. These conditions may be utilized better by a sojourn at places where there is a full combination of health-inviting conditions.

This data does not deal with the days and nights to which we are accustomed. Most of it should be regarded as showing the conditions during a succession of twenty-four-hour periods making

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