Climatology of Florida

Climatology of Florida

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...cal constitution." Dr. Sparks, one of the latest and best authors on the influence of climate, and the cure of phthisis by climate, states: "Dampness of the atmosphere of a particular place---a high relative humidity is a potent predisposing cause of phthisis." Dr. Madden (Health Besorts, p. 4) remarks: "My experience as physician to three large institutions, have coufirmed the observations in my first work, published several years ago, that there is no class of patients in whom we may more confidently hope for the beneficial effects of change of air than in the case of children predisposed to the scrofulous diathesis, or by hereditary taint to consumption. The climate chosen for the treatment of this predisposition to tuberculous disease, should be dry, bracing and equable." By some unaccountable means, the opinion has become widespread that " Minnesota possesses a remarkably dry winter climate," and as a consequence patients are deceived and sent from a drier one An examination of the Reports of the Signal Service, in regard to Mean Relative Humidity in the United States, will establish the fact that Minnesota does not possess a "dry and desiccating climate "--in fact, Breckenridge, Minnesota, is remarkable for its humidity. Newspaper correspondents and some parties interested in hotels and sanitariums north of Florida, and physicians who are ignorant of climate, have announced to the world that "Florida is a foggy, changeable climate, reeking with moisture," when the opposite is the fact. To place the subject of Mean Relative Humidity in a clear and unmistakable light, we shall freely use the material furnished by the Signal Service Reports, and not use data of private individuals, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615638
  • 9781236615633