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February 2, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(5):138-139. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390300026012

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London, January, 1884.

There seems to be no doubt that in many serious cases of diseased lungs the new form of treatment by extreme dryness of air at a very low temperature has produced wonderful results. The neighborhood of the Engadine has now become the fashionable spot in Europe where this treatment may be best put to the test. This winter there are something like 1,200 visitors now at Davos and St. Moritz, a large proportion of whom are suffering from pulmonary complaints. A system of drainage is now in partial operation at Davos, not by any means before it was wanted, and the well-known Kulm Hotel at St.Moritz has been specially fitted for the comfort of winter guests. The favorite winter amusement of toboggining is much in vogue, and the lakes afford excellent skating. When a patient goes to Madeira, there is too seldom any question of curing his

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