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October 27, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(17):594-596. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400690018002

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Regulation of Fluid Ingesta in Cardiac Failure.  —In a paper on this subject Dr. J. Barr says:Some time ago I had a patient who suffered occasionally from irritation of the urinary passages, with excessive excretions at times of uric acid, and at others of earthy phosphates. It was a case where the use of mineral waters might seem to have been indicated, but, as he had a feeble circulation, I cautioned him, before his visits in two successive years to two celebrated mineral water resorts, to be satisfied with the pure air and heathful exercise to be obtained in those elevated regions, without trying their supposed marvellous springs. On both occasions he was induced to consult a leading physician in each place, who understood all about the wonderful virtues of the waters, with the inevitable result that the waters were freely prescribed. On each occasion the patient returned much

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