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October 11, 1890

THE EFFECTS OF DRY ATMOSPHERE ON CHRONIC INFLAMMATION OF THE LARYNX AND NARES.Read before the meeting of the American Climatological Association held in Denver, September 2 to 5, 1890.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF LARYNGOLOGY, RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE; PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE THROAT AND CHEST, WOMAN'S MEDICAL COLLEGE, ETC.

JAMA. 1890;XV(15):536-538. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410410016001g

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Abstract

In this paper it is my object to invite your attention to a subject upon which unfortunately we have little precise information, hoping thereby to elicit a discussion in which the observation of others may help to remove the deficiencies which I am obliged to confess. The views which I shall here express are based on the study of a large number of cases, but I shall make no attempt to present the histories of these cases in substantiation. Most of my patients live in low altitudes, many of which are damp; though I frequently see patients who live in a high and dry atmosphere.

In trying to analyze these cases I have been unable to decide satisfactorily what particular phases of the disease are benefited and what injured by the dry atmosphere. In the majority, I presume at least four-fifths, dryness of the atmosphere seems beneficial, but in some

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