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the Autumns of more northern climeics. The latitude is
that of Jacksonville, Florida, and of San Diego, California,
but it is ninus the coolness and damp evenings of the
latter city, and is free from the moisture and malaria of
the former. Throughout a large part of the year thlc
most delicate invalid can be out of doors from early inorii
until late in the evening. The number of daylight hours
of this section exceeds that of any other part of the United
States, giving to the consumptive and throat invalid the
largest number of out-of-door hours, a factor which all
physicians will admit to be an important one.
Sunshine is a feature of the greatest possible im-
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portance to the pulmonary subject. The invalid requires sunshine much as dces the hot-
house plant. The ge.iial warmth of the Southwest Texas sun during the winter months is ini
striking contrast to the climatic conditions prevailing in the North and East, during our long
and changeable winters. The Summer lasts well through the year, and " December's as
pleasant as May." Spring opens as early as February, as a rule, and Summer is well on
tby the early part of April. Some Winters are so open as to render it difficult to draw the
lines between Fall and Spring. For eight or nine months the sun shines from five
o'clock in the morning until eight in the evening, and, even through the Winter months,
its genial warmth imparts a balminess to the climate of mid-winter belonging only to the
late spring weeks of the North. Sunshine is a great factor in the climatic treatment of
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Fisher, C. E. Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases, book, 1895; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143545/m1/11/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.