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The Winter Meteorology of Egypt and its Influence on Disease

Nature volume 57, pages 5253 | Download Citation



To people who, for health's sake, pass the winter in Egypt, and to practitioners who wish to know the climatic conditions of the various health resorts of the country, this book will be an invaluable possession. The volume comprises a paper read before the Royal Meteorological Society last December, and one read before the recent International Congress of Medicine at Moscow. The first of these papers contains the results of a series of meteorological observations made under precisely comparable conditions during three or four winters in Egypt. The stations at which observations were made were Cairo, Mena Honse, Helouan, Luxor, Assouan, Valley of the Tomb of the Kings, and the crest of the Libyan Hills. As self-recording thermometers and hair-hygrometers were used at each station, valuable data were obtained on the diurnal variation of temperature and humidity. It appears from the discussion of the observations that the climate of Egypt is influenced by the Libyan or Western Desert, the Mediterranean Sea, and the extent of cultivated land.

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