An account of the most frequented watering places on the Continent by Edwin LeeAn account of the most frequented watering places on the Continent by Edwin Lee

An account of the most frequented watering places on the Continent

byEdwin Lee

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOST FREQUENTED WATERING PLACES ON THE CONTINENT. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ON MINERAL WATERS. Mineral waters have been employed for the removal and alleviation of disease from a very early period. The frequent allusion to them in ancient writings, the remains of magnificent structures found at several thermal springs, and the traditional accounts which have been transmitted down to the present time, afford evidence of the high estimation in which they were held. By the Pagans they were considered to be direct gifts from the gods for the benefit of mankind j and their operation on the human body has at all B times been ascribed by many to occult and mysterious properties somewhat approaching to the miraculous,--an idea which is still entertained by some individuals, notwithstanding the progress of science has demonstrated that their action is referable to the ordinary principles of therapeutics; though it must be confessed that our knowledge of the mode of action of medicinal agents yet remains enveloped in great obscurity. It would appear that in former times thermal waters were mostly used in the form of baths; this is the case with many on the Continent in the present day, though in England they are comparatively seldom used in this manner. In fact, it would be difficult to account for our neglect of the bath, both as a hygienic measure and as a remedy in disease. Notwithstanding the greater density of its atmosphere, and the number of its inhabitantss London possesses but few facilities for bathing compared with Continental cities, where baths are numerous, well arranged, and at a price which puts them within the reach of all. Is it surprising that in individuals who pass months together without taking a bath, the...
Title:An account of the most frequented watering places on the ContinentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217775497

ISBN - 13:9780217775496