JenniferReiling, Assistant Editor
The present heated term, surpassing as it does all records in many sections of our country, is a matter of interest to physicians. It directly affects the mortality statistics, and would yet more affect those of morbidity were they available. It is, however, to be remembered that it is not necessarily so much the temperature itself as the environment in which it is experienced that affects these figures. Aside from infant sickness and mortality, which to some extent is another story, it is doubtful whether any degree of solar heat felt in ordinary temperate climates is not endurable with comparative comfort and safety, if the means for protection available are employed.
THE HEATED TERM.. JAMA. 2001;286(4):392. doi:10.1001/jama.286.4.392