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December 26, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(26):701-707. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391250001001

THE CLIMATIC TREATMENT OF DISEASE; WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AS A HEALTH RESORT.1  BY HENRY O. MARCY, A.M., M.D., OF BOSTON.Modern science invests old topics with new interest. The fundamental factors of sanitation are now so well understood that the question of climate and its influence upon health and disease may be discussed with the assurance of dealing somewhat, at least, with objective factors, instead of theory and the results of experience alone. Every student of modern medicine finds a new inspiration from the great progress already made by the indefatigable labors of a considerable number of trained workers in all the leading countries. The one object of research has been to ascertain the causes of communicable diseases.Few will now be found to question the real profit arising from this most difficult problem of scientific research, and that, at least, a clew has been obtained leading to a

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