History, Rise and Progress of the Caledonia Springs, Canada West

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 52 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE WATEES. After having said so much of the general attractions of the establishment, it next becomes our duty to treat of the substantive advantages, the virtues of the mineral waters, to which it owes its rise. The number of Medicinal Springs is four, of these, three are within a few yards of each other--the Sulphur, Saline, and Gas; the fourth is a very powerful Saline cathartic, lately discovered, and which not having been yet brought into general use, we design to speak of in another place. The Saline and Gas approach nearly to one another in saline constitution, but the Gas is much the milder. The Sulphur is distinguished by the odour peculiar to hepatic waters. The gas arising from the Gas Spring is highly inflamable, and being collected in a vessel, burns with all the characteristics of hydrogenous gases. While extolling the Caledonia Springs as being without exception the most sanatory known on the continent of America, it is not intended to represent the waters as a general panacea, an universal medicine, curative of all " the ills which flesh is heir to;" on the contrary, we readily ' admit that there are some diseases, over which they exert . no control. To show under what circumstances they may be exhibited with beneficial effects is the object of this section of our labour. Having prefaced thus much, it will not be considered out of place, by way of illustration, to adduce cases of various diseases in which cures have been effected, in gome of these for obvious reasons the names of the parties are suppressed. Rheumatism.--Both in the inflammatory aud chronic stage of this distressing malady, no remedy with which science has made us acquainted has performed such apparent miracles. The speedy and wonderful effects produced upon the patient, have b...

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William Parker is clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA Medical School.

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