The Historic and Local New Bath Guide

The Historic and Local New Bath Guide

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...by temperature, if false, roust be injurious; bodi in superseding the application of a powerful remedy by one comparatively inert, and by the application of the active powers of the mineral water deleteriously, where common water would be harmless. Chemical knowledge, general observation, and particular facts, equally prove the futility of this opinion. The chalybeate impregnation of this and similar springs have certain obvious and sensible effects; which are probably owing to the peculiar state of combination in which the chalybeate principle exists, and to the increased activity afforded to it by dilution and heat. Their visible operation when taken moderately, is distinctly marked; and their influence, when either taken under unsuitable circumstances, or in excessive quantities, has repeatedly produced fatal effects, by inducing apoplexy, haemorrhages, and dangerous inflammatory diseases. The reputation of the Bath waters is not formed on theoretical or speculative grounds. Numerous and authenticated facts eviuce their superior efficacy to the common modes of relief in various afflictive aud obstinate diseases; such are to be found in the writings of Drs. Charleton, Oliver, and Falconer. ' The Narrative published by the Physicians and Surgeon of the Bath General Hospital, in 1787, contains the following statement: "State of the Paralytick. Patients in the Batb Hospital, from Jan. 1, 1776, to Dec. 31, 1785. i Whole number admitted 1102 Cured 237 Much better 454 Better 142 "It appears, also, in extracts, published by Dr. Falconer, from the Hospital register, that of patients admitted for the external-use of the Bathwaters, in that disgusting and deplorable disease the leprosy, from January l, 1776, to January 1, 1783, 119 patients...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649945X
  • 9781236499455
  • 2,236,703