Southern and Swiss Health Resorts Nice and its Climate


    THIS work of Dr. Marcet is written in an easy, popular style, and gives people very much the sort of information they want. It begins with advice to invalids about to visit the Riviera regarding dress and food, next has something to say regarding hotels, boarding-houses, apartments, and villas; gives some general ideas of social life in the health resorts of the Mediterranean coast, and then proceeds to a more purely clitnatological description of the Riviera in general and of the particular characteristics of the different towns upon it. Dr. Marcet's residence for some years on the Riviera gives his description of the health resorts there all the accuracy and fulness, without unnecessary detail, which personal acquaintance alone can secure. The same may be said of his description of the health resorts of Switzerland, and his account of the Swiss resorts at low or moderate elevations are particularly interesting and useful. As a guide to invalids the book is rendered more complete by a short account of Italian health resorts, Algiers, Egypt, Madeira, and Teneriffe. The book will be useful both to invalids who are meditating a winter abroad and to medical men by aiding them in the selection of the proper places to which to send patients.

    Southern and Swiss Health Resorts.

    By William Marcet 12mo, pp. 408. (London: Churchill, 1883.)

    Nice and its Climate.

    By Dr. A. Baréty, translated, with additions, by Charles West, M.D. 12mo, pp. 162. (London: Edward Stanford, 1882.)

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    Southern and Swiss Health Resorts Nice and its Climate . Nature 28, 434–435 (1883).

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