A brief history of spa therapy
A brief overview of the use of water in medicine over the centuries is given and an impressive history and continuing popularity is given.
“Taking the waters”—springs, wells, and spas
- Environmental ScienceFASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
[O]ne of the deepest and most enduring preoccupations, both of the sick and of the medical profession, from the baths of antiquity through to the Victorian deluge of “hydros,” has been water. . . .…
Spa therapy for heart disease Bad Nauheim (circa 1900).
- MedicineThe American journal of cardiology
A brief history of spa therapy
- MedicineAnnals of the rheumatic diseases
An audit of rheumatology practice relating to the issue of steroid prescription, calcium supplementation, measurement of bone density, and the prescription of antiresorptive treatment to see if it had been adhering to the recommendations of the National Osteoporosis Society.
In the Bowels of the Novel: The Exchange of Fluids in the Beau Monde
Despite its long history as a watering place, which extended back to the era of the Roman conquest, many contemporary writers observed that the city of Bath had become a new thing in the eighteenth…
Elixir of Emigration: Soda Water and the Making of Irish Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Archaeologists at a few sites in the United States have uncovered numerous soda-water bottles in features associated with the dwellings of 19th-century Irish immigrants. This study focuses…
‘Now the Scene Appears Chang’d’: Amabel Countess De Grey, Lifecycles and the Visitor Experience of English Watering Places, 1775–1826
Abstract This article examines the visitor experience of England’s watering places during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using the diaries and correspondence of Amabel Countess…
The 'ingenious' Rev. Dr. John Walker : chemistry, mineralogy and geology in Enlightenment Edinburgh (1740-1800)
Rev. Dr. John Walker (1731-1803) held the Regius Chair of Natural History in the University of Edinburgh's Medical School from 1779 until 1803. As a student of William Cullen, advisor to Lord Karnes…
Assessing the Toxic Load and Detoxification Strategies
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It is demonstrated that low dietary calcium significantly enhances the effect of low levels of lead in rats receiving a low calcium diet.
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- BiologyThe Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine
It is postulated that intraluminal iron decreased the absorption of test doses of lead from the small intestine in a dose-related manner because the two metals competed for similar binding sites on intestinal mucosal proteins which were important in the absorptive process.
Effect of immersion on urinary lead excretion.
- MedicineBritish journal of industrial medicine
The physiological effects of water immersion in man were studied by Epstein1 in the 1970s in conjunction with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration's research into…
Observations on the effects of immersion in Bath spa water.
- Medicine, BiologyBritish medical journal
The relatively low plasma and high urinary osmolality that was found had been caused by an oestrogen induced increase in renal tubular sensitivity to vasopressin, and it was postulated that to accommodate this rearrangement of body fluid the skeleton of an average woman would have to donate about 220 mmol of sodium.
Atrial natriuretic peptide: physiological release associated with natriuresis during water immersion in man.
- Biology, MedicineClinical science
Results are consistent with the hypotheses that ANP is released into plasma in response to central blood volume expansion and that it functions as a natriuretic hormone in normal man under physiological conditions.
A practical dissertation on the medicinal effects ofthe Bath Waters
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