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March 20, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(12):316-319. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030064003

It is not with the expectation of presenting anything new upon the subject of health resorts, that I write these few notes, but rather with the hope that possibly I may render some aid, by means of the following suggestions and record of personal observations, limited though they may be, to the family physician who is called upon, as so often unfortunately he is, in this climate, to recommend a proper resort to patients suffering from pulmonary troubles, for they compose the majority of those who seek a new clime.

The subject of climatic cure is a many-sided one, and there are many and diverse opinions as to what constitutes a suitable resort for those with delicate or diseased lungs. I have only to refer to the excellent paper of Dr. Harold Williams, in a recent number of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, to show the variety and conflict