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February 27, 1926

The Climates of the United States.

JAMA. 1926;86(9):646. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670350056031

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According to its preface, this is the first book since 1875 that is devoted wholly to the climates of the various sections of our vast country. It includes an historical discussion of the development of climatologic knowledge and special chapters on such topics as snow, rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hot waves. Two chapters of considerable importance deal with climate and health, and climate and crops. In the former, one sentence reads: "A climate which encourages people to spend the maximum possible amount of their time outdoors in the open air is, other things being equal, the best for the majority of men and women." The author also says, "While fully recognizing the many remarkable cures which have been accomplished in the cases of thousands of tuberculous patients when such persons were sent out in time, were properly advised as to the best place of residence, and were financially able to

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