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March 23, 1901

The Care of the Consumptive. A Consideration of the Scientific Use of Natural Therapeutic Agencies in the Prevention and Cure of Consumption; Together with a Chapter on Colorado as a Resort for Invalids.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(12):826. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470120050021

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The author states that his object is to give in a clear and practical way the rules which should govern the consumptive in the use of fresh air, sunlight, food, rest and exercise, so that these natural beneficial agencies shall be applied to the best advantage. These are, as he maintains, still the best, most convenient and durable of any curative methods applied in the disease. The book is brief in its treatment of the subject, but seems to be amply full for its purpose, while the advice on the whole is excellent. The latter third of the work is given to a description of the climate of Colorado and its advantages. in which it is shown how many consumptives can make their residence there and obtain perfect health. The author believes that the nervous system does not suffer from high altitudes and the typical nervous invalid is not necessarily

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