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The movement to encourage the use of British spas, which has been brought about by the financial depression, has been reported in previous letters. The medical advisory committee of the British Health Resorts Association has issued a statement which declares that it is not sufficiently recognized that in Britain there are waters and bath establishments quite as valuable as any to be found abroad for most of the ailments commonly treated at such places, and that some springs are quite remarkable. The British spas are distinguished from those of the continent by their invigorating and tonic quality imparted by the Northern island climate. In the North, Strathpeffer, Buxton and Harrogate offer a tonic summer treatment. Woodhall spa is more sheltered. At the Welsh spas and at Leamington, Cheltenham and Droitwich in the Midlands, tonic and sedative influences are combined. Bath is the warmest and most sedative of British
LONDON. JAMA. 1932;99(3):233-234. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550047019