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May 11, 1889

TYPICAL FORMS OF DISEASE MODIFIED BY CLIMATIC AND LOCAL CONDITIONS.

JAMA. 1889;XII(19):666-668. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400960018005

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Abstract

Apropos to the remarks of The Journal in its issues of April 13th and 20th, on the " Preferable Climate for Phthisis," brought out by the paper of Dr. Denison, it now extends its consideration of climate so as to include its modifying and typifying influences on diseases generally, and on some of the more prevalent diseases of given localities particularly. Much may be gained by a careful survey of the changing and varying types of diseases prevalent in our respective fields. A careful retrospective study of the various potencies which may have played a more or less important part in stamping prevailing diseases generally with their peculiar types, is productive of great good. We may look over the field of battle after the smoke and din have gone, and note with much clearer sight the relative position of the forces employed, than could have been done during the strife; and

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