“NONE BUT THAT WHICH IS PURE AND SOFT SHOULD BE TAKEN.” —WATER-CURE FOR LADIES, 1844.

 

ANTIQUE DISTILLED WATERS BOOK: WATER-CURE FOR LADIES

by Marie Louise Shew, Revised by Joel Shew, M.D., 1844.

The following is numerically out of order, but is pertinent to show this is most definitely a Distilled Waters book.

From CHAPTER VIII.
Water—Drinking—Proper Quality of Water.
Page 111…

“The quality of water to be used is easy to be understood.  NONE BUT THAT WHICH IS PURE AND SOFT SHOULD BE TAKEN.  To obtain this many will be obliged to depend upon the cistern and filer.  These can be constructed at a small expense.”

None but that which is pure and soft.
Preface, page i…

The writer

Preface, iv…

Here is a difference

From the preface, page viii…

To dig up

From page 23…

The practice of medicine

From page 29…

Nor
Page 47…

Chapter 5 Salt
Continuing on, Shew writes…

“The facts in regard to the dietetic use of salt, according to Dr. S. Graham, are these: 1. Salt is wholly innutritious ;—it affords no nourishment to any structure or substance of the human body. 2. It is utterly indigestible ;—it enters the body as a mineral substance,—it is absorbed unchanged, as a mineral substance,—it goes the rounds of the general circulation as an unassimilated, mineral substance, and is finally eliminated from the body, through the kidneys, lungs, skin, &c., as an unassimilated, mineral substance. 3. Its acrid quality is offensive to the vital sensibilities of the organs, —always causing vital reaction or resistance ; and this vital reaction constitutes the only stimulation ever provided by salt; and is, therefore, always attended with a commensurate degree of irritation and vital expenditure, and followed by a correspondent degree of indirect debility and atony ; and consequently it always and inevitably tends to produce chronic debility, preternatural irritability and disease;—the stomach, intestines, absorbents, veins, heart, arteries, and all the other organs of the system, are always irritated, exhausted and debilitated, by its presence. 4. It never, in any measure, promotes digestion nor any of the assimilating functions of the system ; on the contrary, it always retards those functions, and is unfavorable to all the vital changes.”

Page 96…

The great mistake

— Marie Louise Shew, from, Water-Cure for Ladies, Revised by Joel Shew, M.D., First Published in New York, 1844.

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