Hot Springs: Concerning Hot Springs of Virginia by John R. Page, 1894
In the summer of 1893 Dr. John Randolph Page spent a few weeks at the Hot Springs. He had been associated in former years with the late Dr. James L. Cabell, resident physician at Hot Springs. In addition to being a former pupil, Page was the assistant resident physician at the Hot Springs with Cabell in 1881, 1882, and 1883 and a fellow faculty member at the University of Virginia. The spring after his 1893 visit, the officers of the company received unexpectedly a letter which is printed here. The letter speaks highly of the springs and particularly of the hot spouts whose benefits “are so miraculous in many painful and obstinate complaints that words cannot adequately describe them, therefore the prisoners of pain are strongly recommended to expose their rheumatic joints, gouty toes and enlarged livers to the comfortable outpourings of these healing streams. “ Dr. Page recommends that anyone drinking the waters of the various sulphur springs should follow up with several weeks at the thermal springs. He recalls Dr. Cabell’s case-book and reports on his own patients’ experiences with the healing water.