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"working off" accomplished without much cravail
and suffering, ending in weakness and more or less pronounces it to be the very best of Natural Mineral
~~~~~~~~~~prostration. ~Waters, possessing .aperient properties, and this
The irritation caused by these drastic purgatives judgment has been fully ratified by the public
is sometimes extreme, causing intense redness, in
throughout the country.
flamation and even ulceration of the walls of the This water is universally recognized as the best
Mineral Wells Water produces a much greater
ultimate effect by much gentler means; it does its
beneficent work, not by violence, but, so to speak,
by persuasion.
One of the most common disorders of the urinary
organs is an unduly large formation of urinary salts.
The rational theory of this, according to Sir Henry
Thompson, is that the liver or some allied organs, is
not doing its duty as an excreting organ, the kidneys
have more work than is natural thrown upon them.
In these circumstances uric acid may be deposited
either in the kidneys or in the bladder; and if this
state of things is allowed to continue, the result is a
stone, or other serious complications. The true remedy
for this is to quicken the liver, or whatever organ
it may be that is shirking its work, into activity,
and for this purpose there is nothing better than
Mineral Wells Water, which, if properly used, will
relieve the symptoms and prevent all undue formations.
To sum up: Mineral Wells Water has now been remedy for chronic constipation, disorders of the
tried by thousands of human beings for nearly a liver, biliousness and indigestion-sure, swift, searchquarter
of a century and has not been found wanting. ing, yet safe and in every way salutary; it is the
The unanimous opinion of the medical profession 1, grandest thing on earth for the gouty and other
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Texas and Pacific Railway - General Passenger Department. Mineral Wells, Texas, text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21925/m1/8/ocr/: accessed March 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.