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Climatic refuge is the only haven for those who have suffered seriously by Ia (Grippe
and in its bulwark only is safety to be found when its harboring influences are early sought.
To those in whose constitutions has been planted the seed of tubercular disease to possessors of
dyscrasia, predisposing to constitutional disorders of the respiratory tract, to subjects of ner-
vous break-down and to thousands of victims of La Grippe scattered over our land, in whose
cases amelioration of suffering, prolongation of life, and perhaps recovery, is possible, San
Antonio and Soutllhw st Texas offer advantages as a winter and all-the-year-round climate not
surpassed in these United States.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER CLIMATES.
Floria'a has been much vaunted for its mild winters and its semi-tropical climate. Glance
at its geography. A narrow peninsula with large bodies of water on either side and swamps,
bayous, and sluggish streams occupying a good share of its territory. It may have the sunshine;
it may have the balmy atmosphere; it may have the fruits and flowers; but it has also a
humidity of atmosphere, fogs, dews and malaria, altogether unknown in the "Health Belt" of
Texas. An analysis of the features of the climates of Florida and Southwestern Texas will,
at once, show even the casual observer the superiority, the vast superiority, of the latter.
.Sout/hern C 'a/iiornia is, with manyv physicians and people, a favorite pulmonary sanita-
riumim. Leaving out of consideration the very serious objection of its extreme distance from the
Central and Eastern States, with the extremes of altitude and the frightful deserts that have to
be crossed, in themselves most serious obstacles in the way of the lung invalid, equally serious
drawbacks are found in the fogs from the Pacific, which at times are almost as saturating as
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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/m1/51/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.