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ONE-LUNGED PEOPLE. The High Altitudes of Sonth California. A PHYSICIAN'S VIEWS. How Phthisicky People Are Affected in Our Mountain Regions and Dry Atmosphere. BY WALTER I.INDLEY, M D. August 26, 1888, in company with a friend, I left Los Angeles for the San Jacinto mountains. A four hours' ride on the Santa Fe road took us to the town of San Jacinto where we were met by a patient of mine whom I had considered to be at death's door from phthisis. He was a postoffiee clerk in Kansas City and came to me nearly four years ago with daily rise of temperature to 103, night sweats, hard cough, purulent expectora tion, marked emaciation, dullness in left apex, rales quite general over both lungf. He remained quite close to the Coast for a year, but lost ground, and suddenly determined to go to San Jacinto, where he "took up" a piece of government land. There was a steady improvement almost from the first. He has this season worked in the hay-field. While he is by no means a well man, yet the change for the better has been won derful. San Jacinto has an altitude of about 1,400 feet. It is too warm for com fort in in the summer, yet numerous con sumptives claim they gain most during the hot season. Here we hired two horses and a buggy for $3.50 per day, and drove ten miles to the east, to what is called "the foot of the grade," where we stayed over night. The accommodations would have been real good, but for tbe fact that the beds were all engaged. The consequence was, we had to sleep on a straw pile in the barn, but the food was good, and, like the straw, was clean. At 5 o'clock a. m . the next day we started up the grade. The rise is said to be about thirty-three feet in a hundred. A six-mule team has all it can do to haul 800 pounds up this steep road. The grade is two and a half miles long, and it usually takes at least three hours for a mule team to reach the top. It seemed to be the business of every person we met to try to frighten us, and we came near not attempting to drive up, but finally did try, and our little team pulled us up in jußt an hour. We gave them a rest every twenty yards. Once in a while, when we dared to take our eyes from our horses, we would glance back at the magnificent landscape below us. Whe we arrived at the top of the grade we found ourselves at an altitude of 5,200 feet, and in tbe edge of a beauti ful forest cf towering pine and fir. For four and a half miles we drove over a charming road aligned by the refreshing green trees, enswarded by grasses, bushes and many varieties of flowers— the rose and wild fuchsia predominating. Our horses slaked their parched throats and cooled their dry and heated feet in a musical mountain stream. The blue bird, the mocking-bird and the quail were omnipresent, while the road-walker, with Hia long tail, marched along majes tically before us, and the gray squirrel ran into his hole near the top of the tree. The sun rose as we drove, and we felt that we were indeed in the heights. The cool, invigorating atmosphere, brought to us through the pine boughs by a gentle breeze, fanned our foreheads and filled our lungs. A few cabins picturesquely located, in dicated that our morning drive was end ed. It was 7:30 o'clock when we sat down with excellent appetites to a rural breakfast of oat-meal mush, bread, milk, ham, butter and coffee, all of the best quality, in a primitive hotel. Here was passed a delightful, dreamy day. The place is called Strawberry Valley. About two hundred persons were living here in tents and cabins, but tbey leave by the middle of October. Then the snows begin. Consumptives and asthmatics are here in considerable numbers, and when the snows fall they hasten to the valley, 3,500 feet lower. We made arrangements to go to the peak of Mt. San Jacinto, 11,100 feet high, ac companied by Warner, the guide. Bright and early we were up the following morning, and soon had our horses packed for going up the trail, but alas for the propositions of man! Our horses began to buck and run around in a cir cle, and soon our well arranged packs were flying in all directions. Strange to say, this discouraging episode evoked expressions of unbounded mirth from all of the campers, who had gathered to see our brilliant cavalcade depart on its ad venturous mission. I very much feared that convulsive laughter would cat's; a hemorrhage from the lungs of some of ttie valetudinarians who stood gaping on. How sad that would have been! We saw that our mistake was in not asking to have saddle horses hitched to the buggy at San Jacinto. I would advise persons making the tiip to insist on having saddle horses, and have sad dles put in the buggy to use when Straw berry Valley is reached, started by 8 o'clock. It is fifteen miles from Strawberry Valley to the peak. The first three miles is through rolling pine forests by a mountain stream. Then we began to climb, and for an hour we were going upward until we reached the Tauqwitz Valley, 7,500 feet high. Here again wete thousands and thou sand of acres of pine forests, and rich lands well watered by never-failing mountain springs. In the center of this valley there is a peat bog. The horses passed readily through it, but the burro on which, to my regret, I was mounted, absolutely refused to take a step in the yielding," marshy, grass-covered bog. As I sat there whipping, coaxing and hallooing all to no purpose, I might well have been dubbed, like Don Quixote de la Mancha, the Knight of the Sorrowful Figure. By going a circuitous route I avoided the swamp, and we were soon climbing higher and higher; we went until we passed over a ridge and into another magnificent combination of for est and grassy plain called TAMARACK VALLEY. Here we are 9,000 feet above the level of the sea. Aa we passed through a beautiful meadow where the foot of man had scarcely trod, a deer ran before us and was soon hidden in the timber. Again, after abcut four miles ride, we began to climb; as we crossed the last mountain stream at about 5 p. m. we filled our canteens and watered our horses. At 6p. m. we reached a level plateau 10,300 feet above the level of the sea, and only 800 feet below the peak. Here we were to spend the night Soon we noticed the effect of the ratified •ir. As I assisted in getting logs to gether for a fire, I found that walking ten yards exhausted me, and gave me the sensation of having THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1. 1888. climbed rapidly two or three flights of stairs. My heart beat at the rate of 108 per minute. Our guide was an intelligent young law student from Frankfort, Ind. Over two years ago he beg?n having hemorrhages of the lungs, and a year ago last April, while unable to sit up, wis brought by a brave sister to Southern California. Tenderly and anxiously she cared for him in that loog and tedious journey toward a for lorn lope. He improved from the time they reached California, and they soon came camping to Strawberry Valley, where he gained rapidly. In the autumn they went down to the town of San Jacin to, where the young man was able to clerk in the bank. When May came they again came to Strawberry Val ley, and the brave and independent young sister rented the hotel which she now manages in such a successful man ner, while the young man acts as guide for parties wishing to kill game or ex plore the mountains. Strange to say, his pulse was only 00 per minute. He did not seem near as much distressed as my friend and I. Our evening meal was soon prepared, and never were fried bacon, potatoes and good bread, butter and tea more enjoyed. We unrolled our blankets and lay down under an im mense pinet ree. The novelty of the situation and the peculiar atmosphere prevented us from sleeping very soundly, and during the night we would from time to time be startled from our slumbers, but the intense stillness and the sight of the Pleiades that watched directly over our improvised bed would reassure us, and we would soon be dreaming of bears, deer, mountains and burios. At 4 o'clock in the morning we were up. After feeding our horses and eating a sandwich we started up the last peak. We reached the very top in time to wit ness the sun rise in his splendor from beyond the Colorado Desert tbat lay spread out before us in its stupendous barrenness. What is that dark, twisting object, about the size and apparently traveling at about the gait of a snail ? It comes nearer, and we see that it is a freight train. The guide start's a boulder over the Eastern slope of the mountain, and we hear it bounding through the awful chasms below. From this peak the ocean can be plainly seen. But space will not permit me attempting a description of what we saw from this wondrous height. On the topmost rock is a fruit jar, with a cover carefully fitted with rubber, in which every visitor is ex pected to leave his card,*with address and date of visit. The name of Dr. Mc- Lean, of Riverside, alone represented the medical profession, and I proudly put in mine us the second in the list. Our trip back to Strawberry Valley was enlivened by a mountain thunder and hail storm, but the fir trees were like umbrellas, and protected us. This trip again revealed to me the wonderful variety of Southern California climate. If an altitude of 1400 feet is needed, it is to be found at the town and vicinity of San Jacinto; while at Straw berry Valley there is an atmosphere re dolent with the fragrance of pine forests, and an altitude of 5200 feet. At Tauq witz Valley are all these beautiful sur roundings and an altitude of 7500 feet, and at Tamarack Valley we have again the running streams, the beautiful mea- I dows, great trees, and an altitude of 9000 feet, In all of these valleys the atmosphere is cool in mid-summer and there is an abundance of game. To the weary physician who desires for a few days to absent himself from the busy hum of the world, I can heartily commend these mountain valleys for quiet, comfort and grandeur. Aside from the value of there elevated valleys as summer resorts, I believe they will become oven more sought after as winter resorts. The Alpine winter cure of pulmonary diseases is very popular in (jreat Britain and on the Continent. Thousands of consumptives flock to the Davos-Platz and Maloja Plateau in the Swiss Alps every winter. Immense and well ar ranged hotels have been conrtructed by rich companies, and wonderful results have been recorded. The following are the altitudeß of the chief resorts: -(■SWISS ALPS. Maloja 6.000 feet Wiesen 4,771 feet Davos 5,105 feet Andermntt 4,738 feet •SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS. (San Jacinto.) Strawberry Valley 5,200 feet Tauqwitz Valley 7,500 feet Tamarack Valley 9,000 feet -[■Alpine winter in its medical aspects. By A. Tucker Wise. M. D., London; J. and A. Churchill, 1886. •Approximate. From the illustrations 1 have seen of these Alpine resorts, I judge they are naturally barren plateaus, and have not the wealth of beautiful pine forests that the Southern California valleys I have so meagerly described contain. The ad vantages of the pine foreßts are : First. Giving a medicated air for constant in halation. Second. Adding beauty and picturesqueness to the scenery. Third. Protecting the valleys from winds. An average of about three feet of snow cov ers these valleys in winter. In another year they will be much more accessible, as an excellent road is now in course of construction, and I trust that soon capi talists will unite, as ir Switzerland, and provide suitable winter accommodations for invalid*. —[From the Southern Cali fornia PriiCtitioner for September. HOTEL ARRIVALS. St. Charles—H Cubitt, H Newlands, San Francisco; F Ocimopo, California: J Magee, Temecula: H Wood worth, Colton; E Borcbert, Newhall; J Hageu, Milwaukee; Mrs E Cargitt. Riverside; Mrs R A Williams, Garvanza; W Porter, San Francisco; E R Grader. Waco, Tex; J Lindhlemet, T Flanlgau, California; H W Sheere, Oaklaud; G Reed, Indio; W I Ham, Cal ifornia; John Davidson, Snadra: E Duckett, Elmer With row, Dan Murphy, A C Clarke, C W Rogers, California: O D Jones, Orange; T Jones, F W Packard, California; C Lexon/Beaumout; M McLuskey, Pomoua. A Life on the Ocean Wave Indurate* the stomach against sea sickness,but a single or occasional transit across the "illim itable wetness" is productive of grievous qualms, especially when it is stormy. Ocean travelers, yachtmen, ship surgeons, commer cial buyers sent abroad, voyagers by steamboat, and all who are occasionally or frequently called upon to be where "billows are buffeted," should take along Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, the finest known ant'dote for sea sickness, malaria biliousness, and disorders of the stomach and bowels. 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CONSUMPTION And all the varions diseases of the M, Throat aod Chest, Together with the EYE, EAR AND HEART, Successfully treated by M. Hilton Williams, M. D., M. C. P. S. 0., And associated with him his brother, J. A. WILLIAMS. M. D.. Physician and Surgeon, Late of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Speciall it 11 Female Complaints, also all forms o: Chronic Diseases of the Blood, etc. HOLLENBECK BLOCK, Cor. Second aud_Srring Sts., Los Angeles, Cal. BRONCHITIS. Acute Bronchitis. This is an inflammation of the Mucous Mem brane lining the Utoucbial Tubes, and is oue of the most common of all the pulmonary dis eases. It :s a Jauserons disease, as it prevents the oxygenation oi tbe blood, aud in many cases, particularly alter it passes into the chrouic stHse, the substance of the lungs be comes seriously Involved, giving rise to wha is very properly called Bronchial Consumption Iv the acute form there is a sense of tightness or pressnre across the Htest, with considerable wheezing, severe cough and expectoration. This is at first a white glairy mucus, which after a time becomes purulent. The patient in some cases is obliged to tit np in bed, the op pression across the chest is so great, and the skin is clammy aud prostration rapidly sets in, and in fatal cases there will be muttering de lirium, coma and death. Chronic Bronchitis. Chronic Bronchitis is also an inflammation of the mucous membrane of bronchial tubes. But this form more often occurß later in life. When a cold settles on the lungß the disease either ends in bronchitis or pucuiLonia. If it ends in bronchitis it usually passes off as a cold in tbe eheßt, and still tbe patient dies not leel entire ly well, lie feels tired und languid, and is in capable of taking his usual amount of exercise, and experiences a shortness of breath, with more or less warmth in the palms of his hands. Soon after tbis a congh appears, accompanied by an expectorstion of thick mucus, followed by a he.:tic flush, loss of flesh uuil strength, und night sweats continue, when the patient as sumes all the appearance of havmg.u genuine case of consumption. But this is simply catarrh ot the lungs or chronic bronchitis. In the latter stageß of the disease tbe mucous mt-rnbraue of the larger bronchial tube softens, while in the smaller tubes and air cells ot tbe lungs the mucous membrane becomes con gested and inflamed. There are no cavities or tubercles in tne lungs, but merely a wasting away of the larger bronchial tubes, and death takes place Irom obstruction of the bronchial tubes and air cells of tbe lungs. The patient dies from exhaustion and suffocation, beiug unable to expectorate the mucus which accu mulates ln the passage leading to the lungs, which in some cases is sticky and small in quantity, but more commonly copious of a light straw or yellowish green. Oftentimes streaks of blood make their appearance in the mucus, and at times there is a disagreeable smell. Fersonß thus afflicted are very liable to take cold, at which times the mucus becomes clear and frothy, and it is not uncommonly the case that the patient dies in one of these attacks Humid Bronchitis (Ftom humere, to be moist) is so called from the profuse quantity of watery secretions which comes ft ra the air passages of tbe lungs. At times it becomes ropy like the white of an egg. This form oi disease usually attacks old people. Dry Bronchitis. This disease, the very opposite of the above, is a very common affection. Very many peo ple who regard themselves as quite healthy are to day under its influence, and are slowly but surely becoming the victims of this treacher ous complaint. This is the most insidious of all pulmonary diseases. There may at first be a slight hacking cough, and an expectoration of a bluish-white mucus. And herein lies the danger. The mucus inhabiting the air cells of the lungs, being difficult to raise, after awhile becomes solidified, permanently obstructing E onions of the lungs, causing shortness of reath and a feeling of oppression on the chest, particularly after meals or a slight exertion. After a time the cough becomes more severe and comes on iv paroxysms, and us the short ness of breath incieases. it almost assumes the character of asthma. The mucous membrane also becomes more and more thickened, which arises from the frequent fresh cold, and the pa tient at last becomes aware of the terrible changes that have taken place and the inevita ble results that are sure to follow Inhalation is the only system which will cure these diseases, and yet the treatment of the two forms are entirely different. In the oue we must allay the irritation, while in the other we must stimulate a healthy action. This will convince us of the necessity o' fully understanding the system of Medicated Inhala tions in the treatment of the various diseases of the pulmonary organs, for when properly ap plied there is no system of medicine to be com pared to it. Persons desiring treatc.ent by this system of practice can use the reiaedies at home as well as at our oflice, and which will cause no incon venience or hindrance from business whatever. I have seen so many of these cases cured that I do not consider any cass hopeless, unless both lnngs are seriously involved. Even then the inhalations aid us in dissolving the mucus and ]In contracting and healing the cavities, which nothing can do with the same success. The very best reference from those already cured. CONSULTATION IFRHB. Those who desire to consult with me In regard to their cases had better call at the office for consultation and examination, but if impos sible to do so, can write for a copy of my Medical Treatise, containing a list of questions, Address M. HILTON WILLIAMS, M. D„ HOLLENBECK .BLOCK, Corner Second and Spring sts., Ixm Angelea. Office hours—B:3o A, at. to 8:30 r. at.