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January 9, 1915

California and the Far West. Suggestions for the West-Bound Traveler.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(2):171. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570280077038

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A better—at least a more descriptive—title for this book would be "Suggestions to Those Who Are Proposing a Trip to the Western Coast and Alaska." It mentions the six main transcontinental routes from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, and gives brief descriptions of the important places— parks, glaciers, canyons, mountains, rivers, lakes, towns, etc. —that may be taken in on the different routes. The descriptions are not sufficiently full to deserve the designation, but must be regarded as suggestions only. There is a list of the principal hotels with rates, and a small map of the western states. The book will prove helpful to those who are arranging to go to the San Francisco and San Diego expositions, which includes those of our readers who expect to attend the next meeting of the American Medical Association. Its special helpfulness lies in the fact that it gives different points of

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