STIMULUS AND CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AS BASES OF MEDICAL CLIMATOLOGY

FRANZ BAUR PH. D. 1
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  • 1 Wetter-und Sonnenwarte, St. Blasien, Germany
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Abstract

SYNOPSIS

The effect of stimuli on the natural defensive processes of the human body and conservation of its stock of energy, are the starting points from which medical climatology must develop, and which the latter has to deduce from observations of the physical condition of the atmosphere from clear comparative records. To do this it is necessary that all observations should relate to special physical properties of man, as well as his place of residence and personal habits, and that the description of climate hitherto customary by giving only mean and extreme values, should give place to a description based on values intensities of stimulating power and of cooling power, and their respective durations.

Abstract

SYNOPSIS

The effect of stimuli on the natural defensive processes of the human body and conservation of its stock of energy, are the starting points from which medical climatology must develop, and which the latter has to deduce from observations of the physical condition of the atmosphere from clear comparative records. To do this it is necessary that all observations should relate to special physical properties of man, as well as his place of residence and personal habits, and that the description of climate hitherto customary by giving only mean and extreme values, should give place to a description based on values intensities of stimulating power and of cooling power, and their respective durations.

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