THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF HYDROTHERAPY by DR. SIMON BARUCH, M.D

ANTIQUE DISTILLED WATERS BOOK: THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF HYDROTHERAPY by DR. SIMON BARUCH, M.D., First published in 1898.

 

“The effect of the drinking of large quantities of water upon the blood and upon blood pressure has also been studied also by Friedrich and Stricker. The larger the quantity of water (above 200 c.c.) drank, the greater is the effect upon the blood pressure and the more enduring is the effect, which, however, does not continue for more than three and one-half minutes. The imbibed water begins to appear in the tissues in one hour, and the entire quantity is eliminated within three and one-half hours; large quantities (1,000 to 2,000 c.c.) being relatively more rapidly thrown off than smaller quantities (500 c.c.). The most recent investigations of Oertel and others demonstrate positively that the drinking of an abundant quantity of water produces an evanescent thinning of the blood. As the healthy organism is so constituted that it rapidly eliminates water taken internally, it follows that an hydraemic plethora is impossible, even when great excess is committed.”

— The Principles and Practice of Hydrotherapy: A Guide to the Application of Water in Disease for Students and Practitioners of Medicine, by Simon Baruch, M.D., first published in New York, 1898.

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