Climatology of Florida

Climatology of Florida

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. 1880 edition.: ...with moisture, it is said to contain 100 per cent., when one-half or one-quarter saturated, 50 or 25 per cent., and when absolutely dry, 0. It is nothing unusual to send patients from Boston, Mass., to Minnesota, because the opinion prevails that the air of the latter is "dry." The mean relative humidity for the five cold months in Boston is 65.6, and the mean for three stations in Minnesota is 74.3, 8.7 per cent, in favor of the former. Patients are advised to leave Philadelphia and secure the advantages of the "dry climate of Atlantic City." Yet the mean for Atlantic City is 78.1, and that of Philadelphia 73.9, a difference of 4.2-10 per cent, in favor of the latter. The public and a large majority of the medical men speak of Minnesota as possessing "a dry and desiccating climate," and Jacksonville "a moist and changeable one "--an "atmosphere loaded with moisture." But three stations in the former give a mean of 74.4, and Jacksonville 68.8, or 5.7 in favor of Jacksonville. A French proverb is: "On ne meurt que de betise" (the common cause of death is stupidity), and it seems to be applicable to a portion of the profession, as far as a knowledge of climate is concerned. It is the great duty of the profession to prevent disease, and when it arises to relieve "Eeviera, Dr. Sparks, p. 9. I t From Meteorological Records of Military Hospital, Nassau, N. P., obtained for writer by A. O. Osborn, Esq. I Signal Service Reports. it by natural and harmless remedies in preference to dings. And I will ask you how many physicians are familiar with the factors of any climate, and sanitary laws; and how many are competent to give a just opinion regarding the advantages or disadvantages of any given sanitarium or winter resort? To use the language of a learned legislator: "The physician is like Nebuchadnezzar; he dreams, and death is the sentence of him who cannot divine what that...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English, Latin
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639820
  • 9781236639820