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June 30, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVI(26):2001-2002. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510530021007

One of the interesting developments in modern therapeutics is the use of fresh air in the treatment of tuberculosis and of all the other diseases that are related to it in their effects on temperature and general health. As the result of the success of these newer methods there has come to be a very general impression that fresh air can also be of great service in the treatment of all febrile affections. It used to be considered necessary that patients suffering from tuberculosis, especially if the disease were running a febrile course, should be kept in an equable temperature without any danger of being affected by draughts or by air that came directly from outside the house. This has been recognized as one of the mistakes of the older method of treatment and, as a consequence, there is coming to be a general impression that other fevers, no matter

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