In the second page of the preface the author states that 'most of the advantages held out by the Continental Spas may be found at home.'
About Five Minutes' Advice on the Bath Waters
Five Minutes Advice on the Bath Waters; was published in 1843. The book discusses the restorative effects of drinking and bathing in Bath mineral waters. The author states in the preface that many of the advantages of Bath waters can be experienced in the home, if the right products are purchased. This means that patients may avoid 'the annoyance and expense attendant upon distant travelling, frequently so prejudicial to persons in delicate health.' The book also contains an array of advertisements for various potions and pills.