Hot Springs: Letter from G. W. Banks to Genie, March 14, 1897
Banks writes that all people with syphilis go to hot springs as the hot water soaks the mercury into them. He mentions this as a town newspaper has given the names of several people traveling to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
#38 S. Green Str. Balti. Md. 3/14/’97
… Hodges & Shepherd have gone to Hot Springs Arkansas. Don’t think I would have my town paper publish it if I had a venereal disease. All syphalitics go to Hot Springs – The hot water soaks the mercury into them. Don’t give this away. -
Guess I had better close. Better not write anything than write ill of people.
Hope you are all well. Love and kisses for you and little Ones,
Yours G,W, Banks,