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June 4, 1932

Über Klimatophysiologie.

JAMA. 1932;98(23):2012-2013. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730490058032

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This is an abstract, for physicians and meteorologists, of lectures that appeared in the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift last year. According to Loewy, climate represents the sum of the atmospheric and terrestial conditions, typical of certain regions, which directly influence our well being. The effect of atmospheric conditions on metabolism and on bodily health is thoroughly studied; the effect of heat and cold on our moods is noted; the joys experienced by beautiful scenery are connected with benefits to health. While in general climates have been divided into warm and cold, Loewy especially takes up the study of the climates of high altitudes, the desert, the tropics, and that of the coast of the North Sea. The physiologic instruments employed in studying the skin and subcutaneous temperatures, in estimating the evaporation of moisture from the skin and the lungs, and for the measurement of the gaseous interchange in respiration are described

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