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To the Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association
The relative importance of different climatic attributes in the cure of phthisis is one of the most difficult problems in climatology to solve.The arduousness of the task is not lessened because the inquirer is an invalid himself seeking the total elimination of his tubercular bacilli. The liability of his being unduly influenced by his own experiences and environment is too great. Nevertheless it has to be acknowledged that much of the good work which has been done in climatology has been actuated by the intense interest of personal need. I am reminded that in our own country this field has been covered by such men as Solby, Fisk, Anderson, Keating, Tindale, Loomis and Gleitzman, whom I happen to know were one time invalids. Nor would I wish to dodge the applicability of the criticism to my own writings
Denison C. Altitude Per Se. JAMA. 1893;XXI(1):32–33. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420530044008
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