The widespread sanatorium movement has demonstrated the fact that tuberculosis can be arrested in any climatic zone. This, however, should not lead us to ignore valuable scientific facts relative to the influence of certain well-known climates in the arrest of consumption.
As Hippocrates has well said: "Whoever desires to understand medicine thoroughly can by no means neglect the study of the seasons with their variations of the winds, both as to heat and cold, and those peculiar to certain regions."
As the able surgeon knows well his anatomy, so the physician should acquaint himself with meteorologic facts and climatic data relative to well-known health resorts. In climatology there are fundamental principles, a knowledge of which would be of great value to every physician.
The contributions of such men as Solly, Dennison, Vivenat, Copeland and Lombard have been of decided value and a stimulus to others for further research and investigation