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March 12, 1887

THE BENEFITS OF MOUNTAIN-CLIMBING.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(11):297-298. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391360017005

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Abstract

As more and more attention seems to be paid each year to the climatic treatment of disease, it seems well to mention the increased benefit which the patient may receive by climbing gradual and steep ascents while seeking a renewal of health in suitable climates. Jaccoud has called attention to this in his admirable work on the "Curability and Treatment of Pulmonary Phthisis:" "Walking is not the only form of exercise which should be taken; if the character of the country is suitable, constant ascents, proportionate to the age and strength of the patient, should be prescribed. These ascents should be made with slow and measured steps, so as to occasion no fatigue to the respiratory organs, and there should be occasional rests on the way. If it is wished to expand the lungs as far as can be done, the person should be advised while climbing to place a

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