The mirage of climate as a curative agent for disease has long been pursued both by physicians and by the public. Its lure has had particular appeal in the treatment of chronic ills such as tuberculosis, hay fever and asthma, but the results of climatic change have all too often been disappointing, certainly so far as asthma and hay fever are concerned.
The peninsula of Florida, uniquely situated as it is, has a climate differing radically from that of most of the United States and Canada. Consequently its subtropical setting invites countless sufferers from all walks of life who seek climatic relief from hay fever and asthma. Those who come to the state for this purpose fall naturally into three groups: (1) those who obtain no relief, (2) those who become worse in the new climate or environment and (3) those who obtain complete or partial relief.
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