May 14, 1904

Le malattie dei paesi caldi loro profilassi ed igiene con un'appendice: La vita nel Brasile.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(20):1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490650043037

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With the world-wide expansion of commercial enterprise, especially in this country, the importance of tropical medicine is becoming more and more appreciated. The comparatively few text-books on the subject are none too many, even with the addition of this little volume. Dr. Muzio, the author and compiler of this work, is a physician of the Italian navy, and undoubtedly has had large opportunities for observing and studying the disorders of which he here treats. Not every one reads Italian readily, and yet it is a language of which a reading knowledge of medical matters is easily acquired. Every physician going to the tropics will do well to add this little treatise to his working library. In fact, it is not less voluminous in its way than Manson's work, though not so complete and elaborate as that of Scheube. We are sorry to see that the author, perhaps from patriotism, hurts

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