JaLCDOI 10.18926/40198
Title Alternative On climatology in Misasa Spa - Summary for past ten years
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Author Matoba, Kunikazu| Yahata, Takaaki| Esawa, Hidemitsu| Inoue, Taeko|
Abstract Misasa Spa is well known as the most radioactive hot springs in Japan (maximum Rn content: 2330×10(-10) curie/l) and it has been applied to the management of neuralgia, rheumatic diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. In this paper the climatological factors in Misasa Spa during the last decade (1956~1965) are summarized. The main features are as following: 1. The atmospheric temperature attains highest above 30℃ during the last ten days in July and the first ten days in August. In winter the temperature goes down below 0℃. during the last ten days in January and the first ten days in February. Owing to the high humidity, however, it is not felt so cold. 2. The amount of precipitation is more than 2,000 mm or so through the year. 3. The westwards wind is prevailing. The wind grade of 2~3 are observed most frequently. 4. Approximately 150 days of the year are clear fairly clear. 5. It is proved unexpectedly that it is rich in or the ultraviolet radiation even in winter. The results pointed above may suggest that the therapeutical period is optimal between March and October.
Publication Title 岡山大学温泉研究所報告
Published Date 1966-10-25
Volume volume36
Start Page 31
End Page 36
ISSN 0369-7142
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002400934
JaLCDOI 10.18926/40200
Title Alternative Epidemiological study of the prevalence of rheumatic disorders in rural districts in Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Author Esawa, Hidemitsu|
Abstract Epidemiological evaluation of rural population samples of Misasa, Tomari and Kofu villages in Tottori Prefecture, Japan (Fig. 1), for occurance of rheumatic disorders was performed. This region has an annual rainfall of about 80 inches. The principal occupations are farming, and fishery in part. 1. One thousand six hundreds and twenty-seven persons, age 30 and over were investigated by clinical and serological means. In this preliminary communication the prevalence of probable and definite rheumatoid arthritis, accoding to defined by the A.R.A. criteria, was 1.04% and low back pain-sciatic pain, arthralgia and painful shoulder (cervical spondylosis and so on) were 8.4, 8.9 and 7.1% respectively (Table 2 and 4). 2. Serum samples from residents in Misasa- and Tomari-districts were obtained and rheumatoid factor was tested by means of RA-test (Hyland Laboratories). The incidence of positive test was 3.2% in 407 males and 5.0% in 715 females, but there is no significant difference between the two. Concerning the effect of age, there was a general tendency for the proportion of positive test to be greatest in the older age groups (Fig. 2). 3. Serum uric acid concentrations of 230 males and 395 females were measured by the modified method of Folin-Wu (latron-kit-method). The mean serum uric acid concentration (with standard deviation) was found to be 4.02±0.18mg. per 100ml. for males and 3.38±0.13mg. per 100ml. for females (Fig. 3 and 4), and the differecne between the two was significant. The author found no gouty patient in this papulation survey.
Publication Title 岡山大学温泉研究所報告
Published Date 1966-10-25
Volume volume36
Start Page 41
End Page 53
ISSN 0369-7142
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 40017532335