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April 1941

Lehrbuch der Bäder und Klimaheilkunde.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(4):893. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200040186021

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These two volumes of many pages and great weight (2.5 Kg.) represent the yearly compilation of contributions on hydrotherapy, physical therapy and climatic therapy by German physicians. They are written with the usual German punctilious attention to details. Some of the sections may appeal to American physicians, such as the article presented by Bacmeister on the climatic treatment of tuberculosis. For the most part, the subject matter will have but little interest for practitioners of medicine, most of whom are not interested, for instance, in analyses of mineral waters or the special chemistry of mineral springs. The ordinary practitioner of medicine is somewhat skeptical concerning the value of bitter waters in relieving conditions of the stomach, intestine or gallbladder, and probably is even less interested in knowing about the special springs, spas, watering places and bathing establishments in Germany.

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