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1 Pliny appears to have forgotten the warm springs of the Seamander, mentioned by Homer in the Iliad, B. xxii. 1. 147. et seq.
2 Or rather, as Ajasson says, for cutaneous diseases.
3 See B. iii. c. 17.
4 In conformity with Sillig's suggestion, we reject "atque" as an interpolation.
6 In spite of what Pliny says, in some cases the use of a mineral bath is recommended for a long period of time together. At Leuk or Læch, for instance, in the Valais, the patients, Ajasson says, remain in the bath as much as eight hours together.
7 To promote expectoration, Dalechamps says; or rather vomiting, according to Holland.
8 This substance, Ajasson says, is still used in medicine; that of the waters of Silvanez, for example, in the department of Aveyron, is highly celebrated for the cure of inveterate ulcers and sciatica. The mud baths, too, of Saint Arnand, enjoy an European reputation.
9 See B. ii c. 106.
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