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JAMA 100 Years Ago
July 5, 2000


Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 2000;284(1):21. doi:10.1001/jama.284.1.21

So many people now leave city homes for a summer sojourn in the country that the question of health during the change of residence has become very important. At most of the summering places public spirit and the feeling that it is a paying investment lead to the taking of sanitary precautions that will insure as far as possible the health of summer visitors. Each year sees such an addition to the number of those who leave town during the hot months, that the enforcement of sanitary regulations may not keep pace with the increasing crowd of visitors. The present summer, coming as it does in the midst of a period of almost unexampled prosperity, is apt to test the capacity of most summer resorts to its utmost. When the number of visitors exceeds expectations, ordinary sanitary precautions prove unavailing. In Germany stringent legal regulations give more or less assurance of the enforcement of thorough sanitary measures. In default of regulation in America, physicians are called upon to know the details of the sanitation of places to which families under their care go.