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February 27, 1892

New Mexico for Consumptives.

Author Affiliations

Prof. of Ophthalmology Post-Graduate Medical School of Chicago.

Commissioner Société Médicale de Paris

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(9):273-274. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411130029011

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  In conformity with my promise. I send you this report. Ever since 1872 I am a resident of the United States, but every other year, and sometimes every year, I take a trip to Europe, where I attend clinics. Three years ago, I had the opportunity of listening to several lectures by some eminent professors in Paris. Their subject was phthisis. After several meetings with some of these gentlemen, I was entertained with a proposition to find a more suitable climate to establish a sanitarium for consumptives, at an altitude of from 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the ocean, not too cold, not too warm, without much rain, neither fog, and especially avoiding snow. The object of finding such a climate, was to permit the patients to be out of doors as much as possible, and even to have

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