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October 15, 1898

A FEW CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING CLIMATIC CHANGE AND SERUM THERAPHY IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS.

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PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, VISITING PHYSICIAN, ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL. DENVER, COLO.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):907-910. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450160026002g

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Abstract

If an apology is necessary for the introduction of that concerning which so much has already been written, it is found in the vast importance of the subject, the wide diversity of opinions, the rather general absence of clearly defined knowledge and the increasing mass of literature extolling without limit the virtues of special methods of treatment. It is not my purpose to advocate unduly the adaptability of any climate or climates to the various stages of the disease. To present a plea for the more rational and conservative measures of treatment in a climate appropriate to the individual case, in opposition to the present employment of serum-therapy in its various modifications, is the object of this paper. As a preliminary postulate, I will submit that climate in conjunction with painstaking attention to details of management offers to the pulmonary invalid greater assurance of improvement than can be otherwise obtained.

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