January 17, 1903

Special Article.

JAMA. 1903;XL(3):173-174. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490030037003

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VACATION NOTES.  G. FRANK LYDSTON, M.D.Professor of Genito-Urinary Surgery, Medical Department State University of Illinois; Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital.CHICAGO.

1. HONOLULU.  There is but one way for a lazy doctor to enjoy himself, and that is to get aboard a sea-going vessel and keep going till his money gives out. He must select a far away destination, and get a through ticket so as to avoid the temptation to become industrious again, and insure against the necessity of swimming home. I selected Australia, via Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand, and can confidently recommend the trip as the pleasantest and most healthful imaginable. The Pacific weather during September is ideal. Contrary to my expectations it was at no time too hot for comfort. Until Honolulu had been left far behind the weather was very cool. Even in equatorial regions the balmy trade winds redeemed the

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