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Image from page 145 of “The watering places and mineral springs of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; with notes on climatic resorts and consumption, sanitariums, peat, mud, and sand baths, whey and grape cures, &c. A popular medical guide” (1880)
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Title: The watering places and mineral springs of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; with notes on climatic resorts and consumption, sanitariums, peat, mud, and sand baths, whey and grape cures, &c. A popular medical guide
Year: 1880 (1880s)
Authors: Gutmann, Edward. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Health resorts
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company
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ble and better pleasedthan anywhere else ; this, at least, is my experience,after having travelled in Austria so many years, andhaving conversed with so many patients and tourists.It is really surprising that English and Americans,who are so sagacious in ferreting out pleasant andcomfortable places, have so much neglected thebeautiful regions of Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria, &c.More picturesque and delightful spots can scarcelybe found anywhere else than in the Alpine regions ofthese Austrian provinces. A patient wishing to resort to an Austrian spa,has the choice of any climate he may consider suit-able for his case. He can repair to a spa with awarm, mild air, only a few hundred feet above thelevel of the sea ; or he may betake himself to theinvigorating air of an elevation of 1500 feet or 2000feet; or to an Alpine climate of 3000 feet elevation. We shall now commence our trip through theprincipal spas of German-Austria. They can beclassified into three groups. The first and northern
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THE WATERING PLACES OF AUSTRIA. 121 group comprises the Bohemian spas : Karlsbad,Marienbad, Teplitz, Franzensbad, Johannisbad,Elster ;the last-named, although situated in Saxony closeto the Bohemian frontier, is generally ranked amongthe Bohemian spas, to which it really belongs, owingto its location and chemical properties. The spas of the second group are situated in thecentral portion of German-Austria (Upper and LowerAustria and Salzburg). Baden near Vienna, Voslau,Hull, Ischl, Aussee, and Gastein, belong to this class. The third group embraces the Styrian baths :Tobelbad, Gleichenberg, Rohitsch, Tuffer, Neuhaus,Rdmerbad, and the little spa Villach in Karnthen(Carinthia), all these places being located in thesouthern part of German-Austria. i. The Bohemian Spas. The most celebrated and most important of these—nay, I may truly say, of all continental baths, andthe one to which we shall at once direct our steps, is— KARLSBAD, the queen of the European spas. The importance of the
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