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The members of this Association can easily recall a time when climatological researches were speculative, vague and unsatisfactory, and many of the articles presented on this subject were largely imaginative and conjectural; but within the last decade this subject has engaged the attention of some of the most eminent and scientific physicians, and so many valuable statistics have been collected from the United States Signal Service reports and other sources that climato-therapeutics has become an interesting and important study to every well-informed physician.
Local pride and enthusiasm have, however, induced many writers to advance claims as to the climatic advantages of health resorts which are not justified by actual statistics, nor by the experience of invalids; and though I cannot hope to present to the profession observations especially interesting or original, I do desire to avoid the errors above referred to. Again, there still remains a wide difference of opinion
BASCOM FS. CLIMATIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SALT LAKE CITY. JAMA. 1889;XIII(25):873–876. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440070007002
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