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October 19, 1940

Lehrbuch der Bäder- und Klimaheilkunde

JAMA. 1940;115(16):1395-1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810420081031

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Abstract

This is a two volume textbook on spa therapy and climatology. Volume I deals primarily with spas and volume II with climate and diseases. Volume I begins with a chapter on the geology and natural history of mineral waters and peloids (mud baths). This is followed by the technic of utilizing the baths, including a classification of springs, their examination and protection, and the technical aspects of handling the waters. There is extensive discussion of piping, valves, pumps, faucets and the application of various kinds of baths, such as the tub bath, the bubble bath, the douche, the hot bath and the cold bath. Preparation of moor baths is the subject of a section in chapter II. Another section is concerned with the technic of inhalation of gases originating from natural waters and the use of such waters internally and as gargles. Chapter III is devoted to the chemistry of

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