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December 10, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(24):702. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420240024003

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association: 

Sir:  —Within the past few years the State of Texas has received notice from the profession as possessing a warm, salubrious climate, favorable to that class of patients who are suffering from diseases of the chest, and it may be proper to call attention to the peculiar advantages of Central Texas, or the mountain region. Its elevation is from 1,500 to 2,100 feet above the sea level, over 200 miles from the gulf, and below the thirty-first parallel, so it has a dry, warm, genial, bracing atmosphere. That it is good for nearly all diseases of the pulmonary organs is demonstrated by many a stout individual who came here diseased and is now well. The writer selected Central Texas as having the best advantages for a member of his family, and is well satisfied in his choice. No hectic,

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