Minnesota; Its Character and Climate. Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; together with Copious Notes on Health; also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

By: Bill, Ledyard

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First edition. Top edge faintly stained, boards lightly rubbed. 1871 Hard Cover. 205, [9] pp. 12mo. Brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. Woodcut frontispiece of 'Minnehaha, Laughing Water'. Hoolihan 323: 'By general consent,' Bill informs us, 'Minnesota has enjoyed a superior reputation for climate, soil, and scenery beyond that of any other state in the Union, with, perhaps, a single exception [i.e., Florida]'. Bill gives particular attention to Minnesota's reputation as a resort for consumptives. He attributes the salubrious effect of the state's climate on those suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis to 'dry continental winds from the interior,' which combined with Minnesota's high altitude, provide 'an equable and a relatively dry atmosphere' that has a 'bracing, tonic effect on the whole man, affording opportunity for unrestrained exercise in the open air, causing good digestion to wait on appetite, and with these the advent of fresh wholesome blood, which is the physician to heal the diseased portions of the lungs, and restore healthful action to the inflamed parts'.

Title: Minnesota; Its Character and Climate. Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; together with Copious Notes on Health; also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

Author: Bill, Ledyard

Categories: 19th Century and Earlier, Early Imprints,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wood & Holbrook: 1871

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2012770

Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE HEALTH DOMESTIC POPULAR,