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June 11, 1904

The Therapeutics of Mineral Springs and Climates.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(24):1586. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490690054024

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The work is divided into two parts, the first being devoted to a study of mineral springs taken up in alphabetical order. Resorts of minor importance appear in smaller type and are described briefly, which gives to the reader the advantage of the author's experience and knowledge as to the relative importance of the various springs. In the first chapter the author has discarded the terms "muriated" and "acidulous" in his classification of springs, as being misleading and obsolete, and while he makes no sharp lines in his classification, he regards the following as the most practical one: 1. Indifferent thermal waters characterized by their temperature, varying from 80 F. to 150 F., by their feeble mineralization and by their great softness. 2. The common salt waters, including not only sodium chlorid in varying strength, but other chlorids and the bromids and iodids. 3. The alkalin waters, containing sodium bicarbonate

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