The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1947 Thursday, 11 November 1999.
Date: Wednesday, 10 Nov 1999 11:02:34 -0600
Subject: Curative Waters
About imbibing the waters as you soak in them as mentioned by H R.
Greenberg MD: in Hot Springs, Arkansas, there is a town fountain on the
same street that the fashionable bathhouses occupy, from which fountain
one carries away gratis as much of the curative waters (potable) as one
wishes. Townspeople and tourists alike indulge in the practice. This
is also common at German spas, as I remember them from visits 15 yrs.
ago or so. Much belief in the waters in Germany; the word "Kur" for a
vacation at such a spa says it all.