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Arcachon, Vifle de Santé: Monographie Scientifique et Médicate


THIS handsome volume is mainly a justification of Arcachon as a health-resort, and it should appeal to those who feel the attractions of a life in France, and yet shrink from the crowd and cosmopolitan gaiety of the Mediterranean Riviera. The author is not content, however, with giving climatic temperature-charts, records of rainfall and views of exercises on the shore and of yachting on the broad sea-basin. He has made a “regional survey” of his district, and the details of the natural history will provide matter of much interest to those who sojourn in the town. The modern town is a veritable garden city, especially developed in the last twenty years in accordance with Dr. Lalesque's scheme for La cure libre, and the separate villas provided in the cute d'hiver among the woods offer the patient the cheerful encouragements of family life in place of the more formal control of the sanatorium. The sand-dunes have been captured, as it were, and converted into shelters, while the fishing village on the open northern strand has been enlarged as a place for summer bathing.

Arcachon, Vifle de Santé: Monographie Scientifique et Médicate.

By Dr. F. Lalesque. Pp. viii + 798. (Paris: Masson et Cie, 1919.) Price 25 francs net.

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