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December 19, 1931


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Jacksonville, Fla. Tuberculosis Clinician, State Board of Health

JAMA. 1931;97(25):1911. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730250069036

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To the Editor:  —This communication, while dealing more specifically with Florida, is applicable to other resort states and winter playgrounds.It has come to the notice of physicians in Florida that a considerable number of persons with pulmonary tuberculosis of varying grades of involvement and activity are sent to this state during the winter months for the purpose of availing themselves of Florida's climate and sunshine. The reason for this is apparent. These patients want to get away from the cold and confining northern winters and want to enjoy an outdoor existence.People have been educated to the value of sunshine; hence one of the alluring enticements is that they can take the "sun cure" on the beaches and enjoy the salubrious climate. The unfavorable feature of the expedition is that they are left to shift for themselves. If the home physician knows the value of controlled exercise and the

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