[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 34.204.193.85. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
November 13, 1943

AMERICAN HEALTH RESORTS: THE PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH RESORT TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

Senior Chemist, the Saratoga Spa; Medical Director, the Saratoga Spa; Associate Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y.

From the Medical Department of the Saratoga Spa.

JAMA. 1943;123(11):695-699. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.82840460003008
Abstract

These special articles on spa therapy and American health resorts were prepared under the direction of the Committee on American Health Resorts. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the committee. These articles may be published later as a Handbook on Health Resorts.

  • General Plans

    1. Baths

    2. Hydrotherapy

    3. Hot Mineral Water Packs

    4. Massage and Special Treatments

    5. Inhalations

    6. Mechanotherapy

    7. Mud Baths and Packs

    8. Drink Halls

    9. Linen and Service Rooms

    10. Attendants' Rooms

    11. Swimming and Mineral Water Pools

  • Technical Equipment

    1. Storage

    2. Metals Used for Storage and Distributing Systems

    3. Heating of Mineral Waters

    4. Boiler and Pumping Plant

    5. Laundry Facilities

    6. Bath House Fixtures and Equipment

    1. Bath Tubs

    2. Packs

    3. Hydrotherapy

  • Methods of Cleaning and Sanitation

The successful administration of treatments in a health resort depends to a considerable degree on the physical equipment available and the intelligent use of these facilities.

×