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The beneficial effect of Colorado climate on pulmonary consumption is too well known to call for comment, and that nearly all haemorrhagic cases either recover entirely or are greatly benefited by residence in this altitude, is a well accepted fact, as hundreds of now well men, who came here for haemorrhage of the lungs, will testify.
But with catarrhal or fibroid cases the results obtained by climate, while encouraging, are not so universally good. Many of this class, it is true, recover entirely or live in comfortable ill health for indefinite years; but we are all forced to recognize the fact that a large percentage of this class of cases do well only for a short time, if at all.
They improve for a while, perhaps a few months, possibly a year or two, but the disease is not arrested. Sooner or later, for some reason not always apparent, they
ATKINS EC. SALISBURY DIET AS AN AID TO THE CLIMATE OF COLORADO SPRINGS, IN THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY CONSUMPTION. JAMA. 1893;XX(12):335–336. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420390017001c
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