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May 17, 1902

A CANADIAN ANANIAS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(20):1310. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480200024011

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Abstract

In a leading article of a Canadian contemporary4 on "The Canadian Summer" by one Ezra H. Stafford, M.D., we find the following remarkable statements adduced as evidence of the evil climate of the United States:

In the cities of the plains the temperature in July rises for many days in succession to 105 and over. During a summer's residence in Nebraska I painfully remember this period of protracted heat, which was so great that the brick-paved streets exploded with loud detonations, casting the bricks in all directions. There was no breeze, and fortunately, for any movement of the air only served to put in motion the suffocating alkaline dust that whitened on the banks of Salt Creek or was strewn in hot powder on the shores of Salt Lake.... In the large cities I have found the conditions quite as distressing. New Orleans is more endurable during the summer

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