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This is another of the convenient little Hoepli manuals; it appears to cover its subject of neurotic drugs and beverages fairly well. The larger portion of it is given to the subject of alcohol, on which the author's opinions are conservative. He remarks that it is not a direct food, but is a systemic poison, but that in its milder diluted forms it is of use. He would, however, forbid or restrict its use by women and youths. Other substances are also treated in more or less detail, and the work reviews the physiology of aromatic and nervine drugs in a general way. To one familiar with Italian, it will be a convenient little reference work. A curious fact is that the author has apparently not got hold of Atwater's researches, though he quotes Chittenden, and the book, therefore, is not absolutely up to date, but in other respects it
Aromatici e Nervini. Nell'Aliemtazione. I Condimenti, L'alcool (Vino, Birra, Liquori, Rosolii, ecc.); Il Caffè; Il Thè; Il Guarana; La Noce Di Kola, ecc. Sull'Uso Del Tabacco da Fuma e da Fiuto.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):327. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490500047023