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April 13, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(15):523-524. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400920019003

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The reception of a neat reprint edition of the excellent paper on the " Preferable Climate for Phthisis," read at the Ninth International Medical Congress, Washington, 1887, by Dr. Chas. Denison, Denver, reminds us that there are few questions of more practical importance to the general practitioner, than the one so frequently asked by his patient affected with pulmonary phthisis, i.e., Will a change of climate benefit me and if so, where shall I go? In assuming to answer the anxious inquirer by simply saying, "You better go to the mountains, or to California, Colorado, Texas or Florida, or in more general terms, to a mild, dry, and elevated region," more patients have been sent astray than in any other department of medical practice. That a large proportion of cases of chronic diseases of the lungs, including tubercular phthisis can be arrested, and many of them permanently cured by residence in

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