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1877 - Torquay (England) - 48 pages
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Page 4 - It should be near the sea-coast, and sheltered from northerly winds ; the soil should be dry ; the drinking water pure ; the mean temperature about 60, with a range of not more than ten or fifteen degrees on either side. It is not easy to fix any degree of humidity ; but extremes of dryness or of moisture are alike injurious. It is of importance in selecting a locality that the scenery should be enticing, so that the patient may be the more encouraged to spend his time out of doors in walking or...

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