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November 28, 1891

Deming (N. M.) as a Health Resort.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(22):860. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02411000038007

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As regards Deming for a health resort for people coming from the East, affected with pulmonary or bronchial troubles, we would say:

Deming is situated on a plain, surrounded by mountains, comprising an area of about 50 miles square. This is at an elevation of about 4,500 feet above the level of the sea. The temperature on this plain is always mild, never going below the freezing point in day time during mid-winter, while the heat during the summer never becomes extreme. The rainfall is exceedingly slight, limited principally to the months of July, August and September, while the air during the rest of the year is comparatively free from moisture.

The water-supply is received from the Black Range, which is a spur of the Rocky Mountains. The water is the purest in the territory, being filtered through a stratum of sand for a distance of 25 miles before reaching

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