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August 28, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):411-419. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350007001a

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The "Schott treatment" for chronic heart disease, although well established in Germany and England, is so little known in America that it warrants a word of explanation before going on to the description of the cases treated by this method at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Nauheim first came to the notice of Europeans in 1834. It was not until 1860 that Dr. Beneke of Marburg considered scientifically the value of the medicated bath treatment. From 1859 to 1870 his articles on the waters of Nauheim made their appearance in the Berliner klinische Wochenschrift; from 1870 to 1890 August and Theodore Schott and J. Groedel were frequent contributors on this subject to this journal. August Schott died, but his brother continued the work and published one of the first articles to appear in English print in 1892. Although this article appeared in the Lancet it received but little attention, and it

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