ANALYSIS OF THE PARKER MAGNETIC MINERAL WATER
HENRY TRIMBLE, OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Sample contains 627.59 grains of mineral matter per gallon, and is free from organic impurities. The following is the percentage composition of the mineral constituents:
Silica.....................................1.33 grains per gallon.
This is a strong saline alkaline water, which should not be taken in unlimited quantities, on account of the large proportion of mineral constituents present, but taken in moderate quantities of one or two glasses at a time would undoubtedly be beneficial in many cases.
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Mineral Sanitarium and Parker Mineral Water
GARDEAU, McKEAN CO., PA.The Parker Mineral Sanitarium at Gardeau, McKean Co., Pa., on the Western N.Y. & Pennsylvania R.R., five miles south of Keating Summit, has recently been completed for the reception and accommodation of invalids who desire to avail themselves of the wonderful curative properties of the Parker Mineral Water. No pains will be spared to render this place a pleasant and comfortable home for all. As far as possible all wants will be supplied; every attention will be given for the comfort and health of all. Persons visiting the Mineral Sanitarium will be transferred, and their baggage, from the depot at Gardeau to the hotel, free of charge. Every condition of health is here: The elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level; pure mountain air; the numerous mountain springs of the purest water, in addition to nature's mineral constituents, that have never failed to relieve the most obstinate cases that have for years baffled the skill of the most learned chemist. There are many cases that persons are subject to, that have never been made public, that the Parker Mineral Water has restored to a normal condition. A person that has premature falling out of their hair, by bathing the scalp thoroughly for a few weeks, a healthy condition will ensue and a vigorous growth of hair will be the result.
Those afflicted with weak or inflamed eyes: By bathing them two or three times each day with mineral water, lukewarm, in a few weeks all inflammation will be reduced, their sight stronger and suffering will cease. All wounds and bruises, by frequent bathing, are keep free from inflammation, a healthy action is the result and a permanent cure is soon effected. Those suffering with constant and severe headache or neuralgic pains will receive relief in a very few days by drinking the water two or three times a day and thorough bathing. For catarrh in the head it has invariably cured the most aggravated cases.
The Keystone Railroad will run trains from here to the apex of the Allegany mountains, a distance of ten miles, for the accommodation of guests. Altitude 3,000 feet above sea level. On the winding trip up the mountain sides hundreds of feet above deep gorges, may be seen the Switzerland of America. Must be seen to be appreciated.
Kindly read the following statement of Dr. Charles S. Taft, 277 West 22nd Street, New York:
Office Of Dr. Charles S. Taft 277 West 22nd Street New York, February 1, 1889
My attention was first attracted to the Parker Natural Mineral Water by the analysis. The great medicinal value of the mineral salts, held in solution in the water, and their combining proportions, seemed to present a peculiarly effective remedy in a certain class of constitutional diseases that to regular treatment, by the regulation medicines, generally prove obstinate. Acting on this idea I have used and recommended the water in a variety of skin and blood diseases with good success. It differs from ordinary alkaline waters in its great concentration, and its being readily absorbed through the pores of the skin, which contains its rematkable efficacy in curing chronic skin eruptions that have withstood regular treatment.
The wonderful alterative influence of this water on the system has been demonstrated by trial in some chronic cases of blood contamination with marked benefit in every one. If I had possessed facilities for administering baths of the water, in connection with internal treatment, I am certain the result would have been more speedy and thorough.
From my knowledge of the therapeutic action of this water in cases within my own observation, I confidently recommend the use of it in all constitutional diseases, particularly in those cases of depraved blood with indolent ulcers and skin eruptions.
Where it is possible, I recommend patients who are suffering from constitutional diseases, requiring the full benefit of the water, to spend a time at the springs where the healing water fresh from the flowing well, can be used in drinkinf and bathing in connection with pure mountain air and pleasant surroundings.
CHARLES S. TAFT, M.D.
A few testimonials from the many who have been benefited by the use of the PARKER MINERAL WATER.
CUSTER CITY, PA., DECEMBER 7, 1887
KNOXVILLE, PA., FEB. 3, 1888
DUKE CENTRE, PA., DEC 26, 1887
BELMONT, N.Y., DEC. 26, 1887
SHIPPEN, PA., JAN. 4, 1888
Dr. Hallock, who practiced medicine at this place for two years, was very imminent in his profession, and was afflicted with sciatic rheumatism. Had been to the hot springs of Arkansas for treatment, also Barclay springs of California and the hot springs of Colorado without benefit. During his stay here he used this water for drinking and bathing, and was fully restored to health.
Edward Hatton, of Driftwood, Pa., who had been in hospital in Philadelphia, treated for blood poison and diabetes without any benefit, came here and used this mineral water seven weeks, and was entirely cured, and able to do business at 75 years of age.
M. A. Lillibridge of Port Allegany, Pa., contracted blood poison in his hand. Consulted physicians in Buffalo and other places. All decided he must submit to amputation. He came here and bathed his hand in hot mineral water, and in one week was well.
Lewis Edwards from Hughesville, Lycoming Co., Pa., came here with both legs entirely paralyzed to his body. By bathing and drinking this mineral water seven weeks, went away perfectly restored.
By the advise of Dr. A. J. Exton, of New York City, Emil Zahner, whom he had treated for three successive years without relief for inflammatory rheumatism, came here entirely helpless, and used the mineral water for eight weeks and went away well.
Wm. Fisk of Keating Summit, Pa. had been afflicted two years with inflammatory rheumatism. The muscles in his right foot were contracted and drew his foot up rendering it difficult to walk. His wrists were nearly drawn out of joint, and were extremely painful. He came here and used this water ten weeks, and was fully restored to perfect health.
Miss Minie Furgason came here with catarrh in her head, and throat inflamed and aggravated. She could hardly talk audibly. By drinking and bathing in the water for eight weeks was fully restored to health.
Mrs. Morgan Seely came here from Osceola, Pa., with catarrh that had been troubling her for years. By using the mineral water two weeks was improved and has not suffered since.
Geo. Brougham, who was working at this place eight years ago, had been afflicted with gravel for 15 years. Had an attack that rendered it very difficult and painful to pass any urine. Supposed he must die. As a last resort commenced drinking the mineral water freely. In a few days he commenced passing the stone in small particles and in three weeks was entirely well, and has remained well since.
Charles Swan came here from Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., with ulceration of the rectum and bowels. Had been treated for three years by a number of different physicians without benefit. Was weak and emaciated. By drinking the mineral water freely, and bathing and using injections, he very soon began to improve. In three months was doing business again.