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American Mineral Springs

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is American mineral springs.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bridenbaugh, Carl. "Baths and Watering Places in Colonial America." William and Mary Quarterly 3d. Ser., III (April 1946): 151-181.

· Chambers, Thomas A. Drinking the Waters: Creating an American Leisure Class at Nineteenth-Century Mineral Springs. Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.

· De Vierville, Jonathan Paul. "American Healing Waters: A Chronology and Historical Survey of America's Major Springs, Spas, and Health Resorts Including a Review of their Medicinal Virtues, Therapeutic Methods, and Health Care Practices." Ph.D. diss., University of Texas-Austin, 1992.

· Dorsey, Leslie and Janice Devine. Fare Thee Well: A Backward Look at Two Historic Centuries of Historic American Hostelries, Fashionable Spas and Seaside Resorts. Crown Publishing, 1964.

· Fishwick, Marshall W. Springlore in Virginia. Poplar Press, 1978.

· Wechsberg, Joseph. The Lost World of the Great Spas. Harper and Row, 1979.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bell, John. The Mineral and Thermal Springs of the United States and Canada. Parry and McMillan, 1831.

· Irving, Washington. "Style at Ballston." Salmagundi Number XVI. Thursday, October 15, 1807. In Bruce I. Granger and Martha Hartzog, eds. Salmagundi. Twayne, 1977.

· Moorman, John Jennings. Mineral Springs of North America; How to Reach, and How to Use Them. J. B. Lippincott, 1873.

· Prolix, Peregrine (Nicklin, Philip Holbrook). Letters Descriptive of the Virginia Springs: The Roads Leading Thereto, and the Doings Thereat. H.S. Tanner, 1835.

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