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October 15, 1898

CLIMATIC VERSUS SERUM TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AND LARYNGOLOGY, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. DENVER, COL.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):906-907. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450160025002f

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Abstract

The climatic treatment of disease is a most important subject, and one that I am convinced has not been fully studied and appreciated. No doubt many failures are to be attributed to the fact that neither proper cases nor proper climate have been selected. Because a patient has tuberculosis is no reason or excuse why he should be sent two thousand miles or more from home and comfort and friends, only to find, perhaps, his malady increased, and to die among strangers. We should prescribe a change of climate with as much discretion and judgment as any other remedy. Whether a patient should be sent from come in search of health will depend upon several conditions. The stage of the disease, the vigor, vitality, disposition of the patient, and the means with which to live comfortably, are all to be considered. Physicians in the Rocky Mountain region are continually meeting

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