When we speak of Southern California as a climate, or a place to live, we usually mean that part of the country lying between the ocean and a range of mountains forming an irregular semicircle and extending from a point near to and north of Santa Barbara to a point some miles back of San Diego. We do not mean the Colorado desert lying east of this mountain range, nor the Mojave desert north of it, although they are both geographically in Southern California.
The climate, then, of Southern California is, to some degree, adaptable for consumptives because it has: 1. relative dryness; 2, small rainfall; 3, large degree of sunshine; 4, low and high altitudes; 5, mildness of climate throughout the year, permitting outdoor life; 6, low barometer range, and finally, 7, a good record in tuberculous cases. These conditions are generally regarded as important for consumptives. They all
BRIDGE N. ADAPTABILITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SIMILAR CLIMATES TO THE NEEDS OF CONSUMPTIVES. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(5):289–291. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480050003001a
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