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The physiology of the holiday

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:532

Now that the holiday time has come, we may do well to consider what is the active principle of a holiday, and the reason of its influence. The ordinary explanations of the holiday cure are very vague. For instance, we attribute our improvement to fresh air, but there is no evidence that the chemical results of country air inside us can withstand an hour's exposure to the air of London. We …

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