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October 6, 1906

Physiology and Therapeutics of the Harrogate Waters, Baths and Climate.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(14):1122. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520140058027

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This work is based on experimental research and clinical observation, and will be found of most value to those who wish to employ the particular spring referred to. The action and therapeutic value of all natural mineral waters, however, is made clear by the introductory chapter which discusses the chemical and physical action of the waters, both within the body and experimentally. This elementary review of osmosis and electrolysis gives the reader a very much clearer understanding of the subsequent exposition of mineral waters in general, the Harrogate waters in particular. Section 1 is devoted to the pharmacology and the physiologic and therapeutic action, and Section 2 classifies the baths. Section 3 discusses the factors which determine climate, as, for example, temperature, humidity, rain fall, sunshine, winds, etc. Features of the town are briefly described, sanitary conditions, etc. The final section of the book is devoted to a detailed description

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