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Nature volume 142, page 663 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS excellent little book, which is based on the eminent author's prolonged experience of residence in various tropical climates, will prove of value not only to medical practitioners but also to missionaries, nurses and others who propose to take up work in the tropics. The work contains four chapters devoted respectively to introductory remarks on climate, to which the author attributes more importance than some of his immediate predecessors, such as Manson and Gorgas ; the effects of climate on various systems of the body ; a description of atmospheric pressure, trade winds, sun-rays, chemical rays and moon-rays ; and acclimatization, including an account of the sanitary condition and health of white troops during various tropical wars, and particularly the Italo-Ethiopian War, in which the author was director-general of the medical services. A classified international bibliography is appended.

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