[Read in Section of Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology the American Medical Association, May 7, 1884]
St. Paul, Minn.
While I cannot, from the nature of the subject, give anything in this paper that is new to the experienced aurist, I hope to elicit a discussion and by so doing obtain the views held by American aurists upon a subject of immense importance. A little more than three years ago, in a private conversation with Dr. Francis Atwood, he made the remark that cases of chronic catarrh of the middle ear improved rapidly under the influence of the Minnesota climate.
Dr. Atwood had a large practice and wide experience in treating this class of cases, extending over nine years of active work. He also had the opportunity to study the contrast in the results of treatment in a climate like that of Boston and that of Minnesota, and was deeply impressed