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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 45 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CONTREXEVILLE, a watering-place of north-eastern France, in the department of Vosges, on the Vair, 39 m. W. of Epinal by rail. Pop. (1906) 940. The mineral springs of Contrexeville have been in local repute since a remote period, but became generally known only towards the end of the 18th century; and the modern reputation of the place as a health resort dates from 1864, when it began to be developed by a company, the Societe des Eaux de Contrexeville, and more particularly from about 1895. In the ten years after this latter date many improvementswere made for the accommodation of visitors, foiwhom the season is from May to September. The waters of the Source Pavilion, which are used chiefly for drinking, have a temperature of 530 F. and are characterized chiefly by the presence of calcium sulphate. They are particularly efficacious in the treatment of gravel and kindred disorders, by the elimination of uric acid. See Thirty-five years at Contrexeville (1903), by Dr Debout d'Estrees.
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