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GROUP XI

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 350 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GROUP XI. Wales.—Water acts directly as a diluent and solvent. It therefore increases all the secretions, especially those of the skin and kidneys, while it also stimulates the general metabolism of the body and the excretion of nitrogenous products. Mineral waters act in the same way, but their effects are very much modified by, and depend largely upon, other constituents, such as alkaline salts, iron, arsenic, sulphides, carbonic acid, &c.
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