Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases Page: 38
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FIrom what has been said of the climate of Southwest Texas it must he apparent that
almost all forms of chronic disease of the respiratory tract, commencing with those vicious and
loathsome cases of ozena that make life a burden by their offensive nasal and p,,st-nasal secre-
tions, their perverted tastes, their exaggerated or stunted sense of smell, and their catarrhal
headaches and deafness, en(diiig witll incipient 1lithiisi with consolidated apices, elevated temiper-
ature, increased pulse, slight cough- , cog-\vwheel respiration, diminished appetite, shortened brcatll-
ing, increasing sense of lassitude, and corrcspoidin.g delbility and emaciation, are amenable to
CHRONIC NASAL CAT'ARRH.
'1 the sufferer froiii chlironiic nasal catarrh the climate of Soutllwcst Tlcxas is a priceless
boon. ThIe most intractable forms of this disorder, all but incurable ill northern and middle
latitudes, are wholly, and oftentiimes quickly, cured )b climatic influences alone in, San Antonio
and vicinity. And treatments, local and constitutional, wmlich are iniefficacious ini other climates,
often act plroipl)tly and ctiratively whlien adiiiniistcred ini that miild climate. Among San
Antoiiians the treatment of clhroiic catarrh forms but a very small per cent of the physician's
w\vork, and after t\wenty years of observation I have to recall imiv first case of obstinate ozena
occurring among mi V local patrons while I was a resident of that citv.
Small, too(,, is th le percentarge of cases of bronchial catarrh, entering uIop the physician's
work, as compared with the proportion of tlhe cases eutcrin into the w\(ork of tlie ,profession 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/m1/42/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.