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El Paso, Texas, May 30, 1905.
To the Editor:
In the proceedings of the Illinois State Medical Society meeting (The Journal, May 27, p. 1706), I notice that Dr. J. W. Pettit, Ottawa, Ill., is reported to have said, in his article on tuberculosis, that "climate is an unimportant factor in the treatment of tuberculosis," and that "it has been demonstrated that the tent is practicable in cold climates." In the same issue, in the transactions of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, Dr. William Osler is quoted as saying: "The education of the profession includes three points: 1. They must know that early recognition is the first and most important thing. 2. They must recognize, practically, the efficiency of open-air treatment. 3. They must educate medical students; this is of paramount importance." Mr. William H. Baldwin, Washington, in a paper, at the same meeting, said:
Brown WL. Climate in Treatment of Tuberculosis.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(23):1867–1868. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500500047015
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