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May 30, 1908

THE WHITE MAN IN THE TROPICS.

JAMA. 1908;L(22):1780-1784. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310480018001e

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Abstract

To those who are impelled by necessity, or induced by interest, to visit the torrid zone, and relinquish the blessings which flow from exercise in the delightful climates of the earth, in temperate regions—to those who exchange their native countries, which yield the free and unbounded enjoyments of spontaneous health, for such as no care nor art can ever make agreeable—some cautions may be necessary, some precepts useful.—Dr. Benjamin Mosely, 1787.

Le climat n'est dans point resserré dans les circonstances physiques attachées à chaque local, il est cet ensemble lui-même; et tous traits caractéristiques par lesquels la nature a distingué les diffêrent pays entrent dans l'idée que nous devons former du climatCabanis.

The United States, with the assurance of robust youth, has entered the tropics, and assumes and presumes to dictate to alien peoples, residing in different climes, their forms of government, trade regulations, modes of life,

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