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May 13, 1905

Climate and Health in Hot Countries and the Outlines of Tropical Climatology. A Popular Treatise on Personal Hygiene in the Hotter Parts of the World, and on the Climates That Will Be Met with Within Them.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(19):1551. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500460059028

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The first and larger part of this volume is devoted to a popular exposition of the points of personal hygiene as applied to hot countries. Although written for the non-professional reader, it is of interest and value to physicians as well. The subject is treated under such headings as housing and domestic architecture, clothing, water and food, the tropical day, management of children in hot climates, tents and camp sanitation, prevention of malaria, prevention and treatment of common tropical diseases. The author writes with authority and his recommendations show that he is perfectly conversant with the conditions which must be met by traveler and resident in the tropics. The second part is devoted to a detailed description of localities within the tropics. The fact that climates in the hot parts of the world vary more than those in temperate zones is not generally appreciated. Numerous meteorologic tables increase the usefulness

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