The principal baths of France by Edwin LeeThe principal baths of France by Edwin Lee

The principal baths of France

byEdwin Lee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1866 Excerpt: ... PART II. BATHS OF CENTRAL FRANCE. The other divisions of France, though not possessing springs of an analogous nature with those of the Pyrenees, comprise, nevertheless, a great variety of thermal and cold ones, differing in their properties, and of high efficiency. I have not treated of several which present no particular inducement for the sojourn of English visitors, but I have given a more detailed notice of Vichy, as being the most frequented bath in France, and as possessing the remarkable distinctive qualities which have conduced to form its high reputation; and I have described the other principal thermal baths of these districts, in so far as may serve to convey a tolerably exact account of their properties and peculiarities. In a recently published work, M. Scoutetten has sought to establish the position, deduced from experiments made at various thermal baths of central France, that electricity is to be regarded as the principal cause of the action of mineral waters. As far back as 1827, Anglada stated that electricity seemed to him to be the most probable cause, and the best explanation of the heat of thermal springs, of their frequency in certain localities, of the persistence and the respective uniformity of their temperatures, and the constancy of their chemical composition. Doctors Renard at Bourbonne, and Thirial at Plombieres, expressed a similar opinion respecting those springs. M. Becquerel ascertained that on a water surface or a watercourse coming in contact with the earth there is a production of electricity; the earth producing a notable excess of positive or negative electricity, the water producing a corresponding excess of the opposite electricity according to the nature of the salts, or of other constituents held in solution in th...
Title:The principal baths of FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217132723

ISBN - 13:9780217132725