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