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Congress on Tuberculosis
Concerning his tuberculous patient, the first question that the physician must propose to himself is whether, at a given time, the body needs rest or a stimulus that will whip it into action, more or less. Especially before the beginning of a course of treatment in a sanatorium, the following question must be asked: Should the patient be sent to a sanatorium with an even, temperate climate, or to one with a mildly, moderately or vigorously stimulative climate? In selecting a resort for members of the sick benefit societies or for the war injured, this distinction has been observed for many years. The patient himself, by reason of mistaken ideas, usually expresses a preference for centers with the most stimulative climate. In compliance with the proposal of Seiffert, member of the Kommission für Tuberkulose im Mittelstand, a regulation has been adopted to the effect that aid in
BERLIN. JAMA. 1931;97(14):1015-1016. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730140051024