Sources of Ancient Healing Thermalism

Celsus 1.1.2

Way of Transmission
Literature
Datation
1st century CE
Language
Latin
Literary Genre
Medicine
Canonical Reference
Cels. 1.1.2

2Prodest etiam interdum balneo, interdum aquis frigidis uti;

2It is well also at times to go to the bath, at times to make use of cold waters;

2Es también conveniente usar unas veces el balneario, y otras, aguas frías;

Commentary

El libro 1 de Celso sobre la medicina comienza dando consejos generales para quien está sano, con la idea de que conserve su buena salud. Y una de las primeras cosas que menciona son las aguas termales.

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