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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.