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November 29, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1392-1393. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480480034001i

Few medical men will now dispute the fact that our great remedies in the treatment of tuberculosis are pure air, rest and food. The more abundantly the former can be given the greater and faster will be the progress towards recovery. Pure air in greatest abundance can best be secured by tent life. It is a pleasure to witness the rapid improvement when this mode of life is inaugurated. The sleep becomes more restful and refreshing, the appetite is improved and the vigor and vitality greatly increased.

Tent life does not mean or should not mean roughing it, as many suppose. The same watchful care should be exercised, as good food given, as comfortable a bed, as much rest, as would be obtained in the most luxurious home or the best equipped closed sanitarium. The unfortunate results arising from mistaken notions in this regard has been most forcibly emphasized by

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