The tepid waters of Albula,1 near Rome, have a healing
effect upon wounds. Those of Cutilia,2 again, in the Sabine
territory, are intensely cold, and by a kind of suction penetrate
the body to such a degree as to have the effect of a mordent
almost. They are remarkably beneficial for affections of the
stomach, sinews, and all parts of the body, in fact.
1 The present Bagni di Tivoli. They have other sanitary properties
as well, a fact known to Strabo. Martial and Vitruvius also mention them,
2 See B. iii. c, 17. Called Cotiscoliæ by Strabo. They were of a salt
and aluminous nature.
The Natural History. Pliny the Elder. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S. H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A. London. Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 1855.
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