PREPARATION.--Dilutions made from the mineral water or triturations from
the residue obtained by evaporation of the water.
(Dr. Burnett has called the attention of the profession
to this water in his books. The following concerning its
constituents is from The Therapist, a London journal):
Of all mineral waters those of Levico are distinguished, not only by
their contents of t
ese three elements, arsenic, iron and copper, but
they are remarkable for the state of combination in which they occur.
Situated in South Tyrol, on the confines of Italy, Levico has for many
years been a favorite sanitorium of the Italian medical profession for
their nervous and skin patients. Of late years Levico water has also
been increasingly recognized by the German and Austrian faculty, among
whom Bamberger, Billroth, Hebra, Nussbaum, and others testify to the
extraordinary remedial activity of the waters, favoring assimilation,
increasing nutrition, and in chronic and dyscratic skin diseases
functioning as antiseptic or astringent.
Merely as an internal medication Levico water has, however, proved so
satisfactory that it is a recognized member of the pharmacopoeia in
many German and Austrian hospitals and clinics. Thus Professor Nussbaum,
of Munich, writes that 'Levico water is given in my orthopaedic
institute in doses of two or three ounces to scrofulous and anaemic
children. The water is well tolerated, and in spite of the smallness of
the dose the result is, in many cases, very evident.' Professor
Eulenberg, of Berlin, finds Levico water especially satisfactory in
chorea minor in children and at the age of puberty, as well as for
hysterical neuralgia and spasms. A very copious testimony of like nature
has been borne respecting Levico water.