Medicine: It's the Heat

It hit a seasonable 100° F. or higher in Abilene and Phoenix, Jackson (Miss.) and Kansas City last week. The Dakotas had it in the 903, and so did normally more temperate New England and the Pacific Northwest—Hartford 90, Boston 92, Spokane 98. The cliche, "It isn't the heat, it's the humidity," was only locally and partially true. Heat, both wet and dry. sent scores of patients to hospitals and some to their graves. The heat was a burning question for laymen and military surgeons. But two doctors write in GP (published by the...

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