Excerpt from Sketches of the Medical Topography of the Mediterranean: Comprising an Account of Gibraltar, the Ionian Islands, and Malta; To Which Is Prefixed, a Sketch of a Plan for Memoirs on Medical Topography
IT is not necessary, in this place, to point out the importance ... of the study of medical topography, or to enlarge upon the value of an acquaintance with all those external circum stances which in¿uence the health of the inhabitants of any! Given country or district. If we except a knowledge of the symptoms of diseases, and the powers of the remedies used to combat them, there is, perhaps, no one species of information of greater importance to the medical practitioner than/ that which teaches the effects of climate, locality, and other external causes upon the health of man.
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