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HOT SULPHUR BATHS.
The wonderful curative properties of the Hot Sulphtur waters of San Antonio are fast
acquiring a reputation second only to those of Carlsbad and the Hot Springs of Arkansas.
The waters come from a volcanic geyser 2,0(00 feet deep and have a natural temperature of
104 degrees, Fahrenheit. The output is about 300,000 gallons per day.
The land on which tile water is located is owned by the State of Texas and is leased by
special act of the Legislature to the Texas Hot Sulphur Water Sanitarium Company. A
spacious hotel, strictly up to date in every particular, together with a large and commodious
b)ath house, natatorium and swimming pools, have been constructed on the premises and are
open the year r()und.
The remarkable climatic and atmospheric conditions of San Antonio, which have been
fully described, render hot-water bathing absolutely free from the dangers attending it at other
resorts less favorably situated. Even in midwinter one may freely and safely indulge in hot
baths in San Antonio and thle vicinity.
The hot sulphur, alkaline-saline waters at this resort have been found particularly
effective and are ighly recommllllllended in all cases of rheuniatisn, neuralgia, scrofula, sciatica,
gout, eczemna, catarrh, erysipelas, ulcers, sores and chronic blood diseases generally.
The following is a comparative analysis of the IlHot Sulphur Blatlhs with those of Hot
Springs and Carlsbad, tile former the Ilmost noted liot water resort on this continent, and the
latter the most famous water resort of Flulrope:
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Fisher, C. E. Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases, book, 1895; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143545/m1/54/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.