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January 6, 1940

Stations de cure de l'U. R. S. S. Recueil d'articles basés sur les matériaux de l'Institut central de balnéologie à Moscou

JAMA. 1940;114(1):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810010086032

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This is a small volume in French issued by the Central Institute of Balneology in Moscow with the aim of presenting the recent developments in climatologic and balneologic therapy in Russia. As is well known, the climatic and mineral water resources of Russia are many and varied. There are, according to this monograph, more than 2,500 localities, each exhibiting a particular medicinal advantage. The spas of the Caucasus are famous for their mineral water, which may be radioactive, carbonated, sulfurated, ferruginous or thermal. The "naphthalan" treatment and the "koumiss" treatment for tuberculosis are particularly Russian. The author stresses the point that balneologic therapy in Russia is one link in the chain of prophylactic medical measures aiming to improve the health of the workers. The development of balneology has been the result of a unified central plan. The Central Institute of Balneology in Moscow, with its local branches, supervises the research

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