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May 7, 1898


Author Affiliations

Emeritus Professor of Diseases of the Chest and of Climatology, University of Denver; Ex-President of the American Climatological Association, etc. DENVER, COLO.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(19):1069-1073. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440710001001

PART I.—THE ATTRIBUTES OF CLIMATE AND AIR-RAREFACTION.  The request of our Chamber of Commerce Committee, to give the facts concerning the kind of climate we have in the vicinity of Denver, is complied with reluctantly, only because the author fears his inability to do the subject justice in the space allotted. The evidence depended upon is too voluminous to mention it all, and the author will have to refer the reader to his other writings1 for the details, and to state some positive conclusions, which might otherwise be challenged if they were not based upon a twenty-four years residence in Colorado, in which time some thirty-five hundred pulmonary cases have been recorded. Experience is what tells, and the experience of the medical profession in Colorado unquestionably sustains the conclusions here presented. We may differ as to the advisability of inviting the weaker, the invalid class to come out here

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