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September 26, 1903

Health Resorts—The Patient—Home and Resident Physicians.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(13):795-796. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490320035011

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Hot Springs, Ark., Sept. 5, 1903.

To the Editor:  —The number of people visiting health resorts increases yearly. Among them are those suffering from chronic ailments and whose search is strictly for health; in such cases the question arises, how and under what circumstances will the patient derive the greatest benefit? Without a doubt the attending physician at the patient's home has the key to the situation, and it is on this basis that I formulate my deductions. Dr. James K. Crook, in an article read before the section on general medicine of the New York Academy of Medicine, May 20, 1902, stated that we have within our borders springs that equal and excel those of Europe, with the exception of the sulphated salines, yet this is a matter not generally known, and one to which but little attention has been given by the general worker in medicine. Frequently is

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