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November 19, 1887

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1887;IX(21):669-670. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400200029009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Colorado Springs and Davos Platz—Beneficial Effects of Evergreen Forests.

At the second October meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine Dr. Clinton Wagner, who by special experience is well qualified to speak upon the subject, read a paper devoted to a comparison of Colorado Springs and Davos Platz as winter health resorts. The change that had taken place in the opinions of a considerable proportion of the profession since the time, a few years since, when warmth and equability were universally regarded as the essential characteristics of a climate adapted for the treatment of phthisis, was forcibly shown, he said, in the present popularity of these two resorts, at one of which, Davos, there was snow on the ground fully half the year, and at the other, Colorado Springs, there was sometimes a difference of 130° between the temperature in the sun during the day

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