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April 29, 1899

SUMMER CARE OF THE TUBERCULAR.

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ST. LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(17):926. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450440018002f

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Abstract

One of the practical questions that arises in the mind of almost every physician, especially if he lives in the Mississippi or Ohio valley, is "How can I tide my tubercular cases over the hot summer months?" In my own practice I have found that the July and August temperature of 90 degrees and more, the close, humid atmosphere, and the nights with scarcely a breeze, are conditions that are greater hindrances in the management of such cases than the inclemency of the winter months. Patients can be protected against cold and change, but there is little defence against heat and humidity.

While not so enthusiastic in commending climate as a sine qua non in the treatment of tuberculosis as I have formerly been, yet I am sure that many of us lose much in the continuity of medication and care of these cases during the hot season. So it

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