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February 13, 1897

THE CLIMATE OF THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA.GENERAL HEALTHFULNESS, FREEDOM FROM FOGS, MUD AND DUST; ATTRACTIONS FOR THE INVALID AND TOURIST; NATURE'S SANITARIUM FOR THE CONSUMPTIVE.

Author Affiliations

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.; COCOA, FLA.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(7):287-291. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440070001001

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Abstract

If it be true that the Rocky Mountain region "is a land lifted up by nature into the pure serene for the invigoration of the race," it is equally true that the peninsula of Florida, jutting out into the southern seas, offers to the aged and invalid a most inviting climate for the comfort of advanced years and the prolongation of life. Much has been written and said of Florida. Some who have come to the State and fortunately regained health and otherwise prospered have painted a picture in glowing colors of Florida and her wonderful climate; others, less fortunate, have given the dark side. It is our purpose as medical men and residents of the section, to give the world reliable information regarding this, the American Riviera.

By the east coast of Florida we mean that section of the main land between the St. John's River on the west

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