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April 17, 1943

Climate Makes the Man

JAMA. 1943;121(16):1314. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840160064030

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Abstract

The title of this well written book aptly characterizes the content. Designed for the nonprofessional reader, it presents a survey of the many interrelated fields in which climate assumes a role—a role much greater than the modern medical man and more particularly the modern medical scientist has cared to consider. For this very reason this popular survey, while purely nonscientific from the point of view of omitting all references to the literature, can be most useful to the physician who may still have sufficient time and detachment to think of the causes of disease as multiple rather than single.

Physicians of an earlier generation were more than conscious of this. In von Leyden's biography a chance remark on the health conditions of Bucharest is pertinent: "For despite its beautiful situation Bucharest is by no means among the healthier cities; the climate is not favorable, in winter temperatures fall to —

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