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r lul and throat diseases, and( siunshilic alb)oui11(s i S itliw Vest Texas alm ost the whole
= I./:t'rEme/ ro/d 71 'wa/hW is knovii to hla\ ea most disastrous effect upon those affected lbyv
disease or deblility. \Wlcen the system is run dowIvn, the blood( tlhinned and(l the nervoils
'\stmin(l shllatteredl, the effect of severely cold weather is very d(eleterious. Hence it is
thit so iaIy physicians se1(d their consulip)tive a(nd hronchlitic p)tiCllt away fromii
the n1rthcrn zones for the Winter.
Sn \ AlitoIio has 1o hard \Witer. occasionally y the tlcrlllollletric riale will he sli htly
S ( ,bmow the freezing mark, and some days are actually cold and disagreeable. But the
number of these is exceedingly small, compared to the number of cold days ini other
latitudes of this country. The mercury has never been known to register below
teci or twelve degrees above zero, and it is only once in a number of
Winters that snow or ice has been seei oil the streets of San Antonio.
Cattle do not have to be hIoused anId fed, ,but roan thle prairies the
Winter through. The open Winter is the rule, the cold Winter tIle
. . exception.
, . Iuhalb//'//, y/ l/ ula/ve is a feature of climate which mnst
She given duie weight. Numerous severe clianes of weather,
" Spriing 1break-uips " and thle like are very disastrous to delicate
people alnd very trying upoi the throat and luings. With the silnle
Sc4Sexcep tion of our " northers, " sudden cold winds frol- tlhe plains (f
Sw Mexico, a l lit \very vwroI lyv ., ali. te(l by smie of thc ra:il-
ON THE ALAMO PLAZA.
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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/m1/13/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.