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March 12, 1910

Air and Health.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(11):904-905. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550370074028

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In this day when the importance and value of fresh air and the fresh-air treatment of disease are so clearly recognized a work on air and health is timely. This book treats of fresh air more with reference to the improvement of the general health and well-being of communities and individuals, than in the treatment of particular diseases, such as tuberculosis. The author believes that while treatment of tuberculosis in sanatoria will benefit a few individuals, and its educational value to the general public is great, yet more could be accomplished by establishing open-air schools for children, and he gives examples and results of experimental schools of this sort established at various places in Europe.

The book deals with the physics and chemistry of the air and atmosphere, respiration and its physiology, air pressure, temperature, humidity, solar radiation, radioactivity, electricity and air, etc., and then takes up impure air, smoke,

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