WALTER S. MCCLELLAN, M.D.
From the dawn of civilization man has sought relief for his physical ailments. These, at first, were mainly acute in nature owing to the dangerous life which he lived in conflict with man and beast. Chronic disease early affected civilized man as has been proved by finding changes suggestive of arthritis and vascular disease in Egyptian mummies.
As a corollary to seeking relief, man has sought for the elixir of youth, that spark which would allow him to continue with unabated vigor the activities of youth even though age be at hand. In ancient Greece, many sought the waters with
MCCLELLAN WS. NEW TRENDS IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE: AN EXPERIENCE IN SPA THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:825–834. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-5-825
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(5):825-834.
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