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June 26, 1897

A Handbook of Medical Climatology, Embodying its Principles and Therapeutic Application, with Scientific Data of the Chief Health Resorts of the World.

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By S. Edwin Solly, M.D., M.R.C.S., late President of the American Climatological Association. In one octavo volume of 470 pages, with engravings and colored plates. Cloth, $4. Lea Brothers & Co., Publishers, Philadelphia and New York, 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1250-1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260044015

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This work is intended to be a systematic treatise on Medical Climatology and essays to report the climates of the world. It is a subject which has engaged the author's attention for nearly thirty years.

Those who have the pleasure of personal acquaintance with the author will not fail to recognize in this work evidence of his fairness and cool judgment and in his description of various climates and in the rules of climatotherapy there is not the slightest bias or variation from what he conceives to be the truth of the case. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 having five chapters devoted respectively to the principles of Medical Climatology, Physiology, Ethology, Geographical distribution of diseases, and Classification of Climates.

Section 2 has an introduction and four chapters, viz., Phthisis, Forms of phthisis as influenced by climate, result of the treatment of phthisis by change of climate,

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