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December 15, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(24):2016-2017. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520240050008

The importance of correct appreciation of the problems involved in the advice given patients concerning change of climate for tuberculosis is forcibly set forth by M. A. Rogers,1 a physician with eleven years' experience in the desert (Arizona) in the treatment of large numbers of tuberculous patients. He objects to the current statement that climatic treatment is not a necessary, and hardly an important, factor in the cure of tuberculosis, and he regards a stay in an arid climate as of especial importance for those convalescing from acute diseases at which time they are exceptionally liable to contract tuberculosis. Students who have had an attack of pneumonia, pleurisy or measles can pursue their studies in the University of Arizona when they might succumb to tuberculosis if they remained at home. Nursing women and debilitated persons generally will benefit greatly by such a change. The climate of Arizona is especially