The beauties of Baden-Baden and its environs (Google eBook)

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Page 67 - For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water; whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
Page 76 - Haste away, and make the trial by any means. Do not waste your life and your purse in swallowing endless drugs, and ringing the changes of remedies and doctors, pent up in a hot house in London during the summer months ; or in being lifted in and out of the carriage, the prey of some chronic and insidious disorder, which baffles your vigilant physician's skill ; or in being sent from Brighton to Tunbridge, and from thence to Leamington or Cheltenham, merely to return again to Brighton or London,...
Page 76 - ... places and new remedies as doctors, to no purpose. Fly, I say, from all these evils, proceed to some spring of health, and commit yourself for once to the hands of nature of medicated nature assisted by every auxiliary which an excursion to a German Spa brings into play ; and depend on it, that either at the first, or at the second or third occasion, of visiting and using such Spa, you will have reason to rejoice that you exchanged art for nature.
Page 75 - The contrary practice exposes the offender to the penalties of incessant and rumbling noise in the stomach, and to pains likewise, which will often last the whole day. " It is not judicious to drink mineral water as a common beverage at meals. Wine is permitted, but in moderation, and if it produces heat after dinner, it must be omitted. A light and sufficiently fermented beer, with plenty of hops in it, is a preferable drink, but not what is called porter, or stout, or double beer.
Page 72 - Persons who are inclined to perspire and are liable either to catch cold, or to be exhausted from that circumstance, will find the mild spring or autumn months preferable. In the spring, the crisis is brought about more quickly. Sometimes the case requires two courses in a year. In that case the first begins in May, and the second in August, with an interval of a month or six weeks. The best time for drinking the waters is early in the morning. The heat is then not so oppressive, and the body...
Page 72 - On his arrival he should not follow the example of those who, the instant they alight from the carriage, run to the springs in order not to lose a moment He should, on the contrary, give his body time to recover from the fatigues of the journey, and, in the meanwhile consult the physician of the place, if it be only for general and local information. The intercourse between physician and patient at the Spas in Germany, is placed on an easy and most convenient footing as I have explained in more...
Page 76 - ... disorder, which baffles your vigilant physician's skill ; or, in being sent from Brighton to Tunbridge, and from thence to Leamington or Cheltenham, merely to return again to Brighton or London, exactly as you left it ; having, in the mean time, tried as many doctors as places, and as many new places and new remedies as doctors, to no purpose.
Page 76 - In conclusion, I would say to such as are able and willing to try the effect of some one of the German Spas, in hopes of casting off any disease under which they may have laboured at home with little hope of a recovery, " Haste away, and make the trial by any means.
Page 75 - ... or a basin of broth with bread. After breakfast the invalid may take a little more exercise, either on foot, on horseback, or in a carriage ; pay his visits and attend to his affairs. The hours between breakfast and dinner should be so engaged that neither the head nor the body shall feel fatigued. I may as well state it, as a general rule, deduced from my own experience, that fruit, raw vegetables, and many of the flatulent legumes, particularly potatoes, should be carefully excluded from all...
Page 82 - Strasburg to Spires, the range of the Vosges, and in the immediate locality, the numerous villages in every direction with the roads by which the direct...

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