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September 3, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(10):673-675. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500100002b

For a certain period the globe-trotting method of travel may please and satisfy, but after a time it palls. When picture galleries have been seen by the dozen, palaces by the score, and churches by the hundred, the esthetic sense becomes over-saturated and refuses to take up more. The almentary tract, too, rebels against the bustle of the railway station and the continuance of life in "grand hotels." The centers of benevolence gradually undergo cloudy swelling, hypertrophy with tendency to degeneration, through enforced over-activity in the matter of la buonamano. Desultory visiting of hospitals and physicians, easily stimulating for a time, meets with an ever-rising threshold as the weeks pass. The body craves a more regular life and the mind demands greater intensity and less diversity of occupation. It is, therefore, with a feeling of relief that, entering Germany from Italy

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