My object in selecting this subject for my paper to be presented for your discussion today was for a two-fold purpose: First, to endeavor to correct many of the fallacies and erroneous ideas in regard to the Springs that exist in the minds of our profession who have never visited the valley. And, secondly: To outline the methods we use in the treatment of syphilis and endeavor to give valid reasons why the Hot Springs of Arkansas enjoys the reputation of being such a Mecca to all syphilitic subjects.
Physicians abroad (at least a preponderating majority) claim that the only virtue the Springs possess lies in the change of climate and removal from business cares, the devotion of the patient to his treatment and care of his health while there. These they claim are the sole reasons why we have such excellent success in the treatment of these cases. And
HAY EC. THE ADVANTAGES IN THE TREATMENT OF SYPHILIS AT THE HOT SPRINGS OF ARKANSAS.. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(6):251–253. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440060011001c
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