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The Hoepli manuals comprise a large number of valuable little compends, they are often more than mere compilations, and many are written by men of wide reading, more or less authorities in the branches discussed. Among these we may include this little volume, and the preface, by Professor Bonfigli, fairly states its standing. The author has reviewed the subject thoroughly, and gives us one of the best brief general epitomes of the literature that we have in any language. It, of course, is available only to Italian readers at present. One of the special features of the book is an extensive bibliography of nearly 1,200 titles in which nearly all the important memoirs and works on the subject are included. There are many omissions in the English and American literature, but the more important articles have generally been included. Neurasthenia has been called an American disease, but one has only
La Nevrastenia, Con proemio del Prof. Clodomiro Bonfigli, Direttore del Manicomio di Roma.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(7):479. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490520069020