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January 12, 1889

The Waters of Plombières (Vosges).

JAMA. 1889;XII(2):70. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400790034012

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This work is divided in three parts, the most important is certainly that in which the description of the sources of Plombières, their analysis and their temperature is given. The description of the physical and chemical properties of the waters, some of which are very hot, and some belong to the class of the indifferent waters, such as Burton, Wildbad or Ieplitz.

A chapter is devoted to the study of the baths. Their action depends on their duration, their temperature, and on the douches, which may be applied in different manners, and produce various effects according to their mode of application, on the etuves and massages. Their use will be found very successful in many cases; their action requires careful watching.

The chapter of the indications and contraindications of the waters of Plombières is most important to read. M, Bottentuit recapitulates in a few pages the notions which enable the

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