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September 12, 1908

Buffalo Lithia Water.

JAMA. 1908;LI(11):931-932. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540110053011

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Chicago, Aug. 10, 1908.

To the Editor:  —A few weeks ago the representative of the Buffalo Lithia Water called on me at my office. In discussing the merits of the water, I called his attention to the fact that it contained merely a trace of lithium. He replied that they made no claim for it as a lithia water, but sold it as an alkaline water which the physician might prescribe as he saw fit. He said that the name was selected simply to distinguish it from the host of other mineral waters. If my memory serves me correctly, this constitutes a remarkable change of front on the part of the promoters of this widely advertised mineral water. Not long ago it was highly vaunted as a uric acid eliminant depending on its content of lithium for its therapeutic action. Doubtless many physicians during the last twenty years have prescribed

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