This question is practical, for it is admitted that many more sanatoria for the treatment of tuberculosis are needed, and the first question to be decided in starting to build one is where to locate it. Since it is also admitted that sanatoria need not be confined to any particular climate or region, there is a wide choice of locations, which will be affected by many considerations.
Foremost among them are those relating to the purpose for which the institution is started, requiring abundant fresh air, a maximum of sunshine and freedom from smoke or dust. These all imply plenty of room, if not something like isolation; and many sanatoria are located at a distance from cities or even from any large town. The absence of the excitement caused by contact with numbers of people, and of the distractions incident to city life, favors successful treatment, but convenience of access
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