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December 1939

Medical Climatology: Climatic and Weather Influences in Health and Disease.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(6):1061-1062. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650061140020

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The author stresses the importance of climatic environment to the basic physiologic reactions of the body, the combustion rate, energy level, rate of growth and development, resistance to infection and many other vital characteristics. He has assembled the facts from the knowledge thus gained, drawing freely from the researches of eminent workers, as well as his own first class contributions, into a volume of 296 pages.

The arrangement of the text and subject matter, the illustrations, type and format are excellent. Many diseased states are considered in the causation or perpetuation of which climatic environment may play a part. Some advice is given, in a number of the discussions, that should aid not a little toward the attainment of better results.

Colonization for climatically handicapped persons and the conditioning of indoor environments are detailed in separate chapters. The index is complete and informative.

Though some comments are made on keeping

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