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elsewhere the rule, there the exception. A climate in which these diseases do not often occur
must possess curative and modifying virtues, to the advantage of those who may be sufferers
from such disease.
Almost as much may be said of asthma. Away from the water courses it is rare that a
case of the humid or even of the cardiac variety of asthma occurs; even then the exponent of
the disease is probably some person attracted thither for health. While occasionally a case may
be found as intractable as in any other climate, these instances are so uncommon as to bring
them into unusual prominence. On the other hand the cases that have been cured or very
much modified by removal to San Antonio are legion.
THE WRITER'S EXPERIENCE.
When the writer \went to San Antonio, in the spring of
1875, he was the victim of a most vicious case of ozeniia. Asi
a boy and young man he had suffered a severe and pro,-
longed attack of catarrhal bronchitis, with astlhmiia as a
distressing attendant. Prominent physicians more thali ' "
once pronounced his lungs involved. Certain it was
that catarrh, bronchitis and asthma had all
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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/m1/45/: 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.