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March 13, 1897

Principles or Guides for a better Selection or Classification of Consumptives Amenable to High Altitude Treatment, and to the Selection of Patients who may be more Successfully Treated in the Environment to which they were Accustomed Previous to their Illness.

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By Edgar A. Tussey, M.D. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. 1896. Price $1.50.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(11):521. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440110043019

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In a book of 141 pages the author has given us a work of immense practical value. The very questions that arise in the mind of the general practitioner with regard to the choice of climate for his consumptive patients, will be found here answered without bias. The work, however, does not stop there, for the author takes occasion to scourge the users of alcohol, and to point out the insidious sapping of the vital forces by the use of alcohol even in limited quantities.

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