Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 15, 1899.
To the Editor:
—An article on "Neurasthenia and Its Treatment" (vide Journal, Jan. 14, 1899, p. 72) refers to the frequent mistake in advising patients to go to Atlantic City, N. J., and further says: "Such places are fit only for well people, and in no way adapted to the sick."As a practitioner in this city, I can not allow this statement to go unchallenged. It is true that many cases of neurasthenia are referred to Atlantic City with instructions to throw away medicines and allow the sea air, sea baths and hot baths to do the rest. Many such cases come to Atlantic City every year, never consult a physician, attend balls and all kinds of amusements and sports, eat every variety of hotel mixtures, take baths indiscriminately and run a race with their healthy neighbors, and then go home physical