BANA Publications



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North America

  • “American Healing Waters:  A Chronology ( 1513-1946) and Historical Survey of America’s Major Springs, Spas & and Health Resorts”  by Dr. J.Paul De Vierville, 1992
  • “Beautiful Spas & Hot Springs of California” by Stanley Young, 1998
  • “Crazy Water: The Story of Mineral Wells & Other Texas Health Resorts”, by Gene Fowler, 1991
  • Healing Springs: the Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters, by Nathaniel Altman, 2000
  • “Healing Waters: Missouri’s Historic Mineral Springs & Spas” by Loring Bullard, 2004
  • “Healing With Water”, by Jeanne Keller, 1968
  • “History of American Spas & Hydrology” in S. Licht, ed. Medical Hydrology, 1963
  • “The History of the Greenbrier : Americas Resort” by Robert S. Conte, 1989.
  • “Historic Springs of the Virginas: A Pictorial History,” by Stan Cohen, 1994
  • “Hot Springs of Western Canada” by Glenn Woodsworth (including some in WA and AK), Gordon Soules Book Publishers, Vancourver, Canada, Seattle, WA, 1997
  • Medical History of Waters & Spas, by Roy Porter, ed. 1990
  • “Saratoga: Queen of Spas” by Grace Swanner, 1998
  • “Taking the Waters in Texas: Springs, Spas & Fountains of Youth” by Janet Mace Valenza, 2000
  • “The Best Spas” by Theodore B. Van Itallie and Leila Hadley, Harper and Row Publishers, 1988.
  • “The Ultimate Spa Book” by Pam Martin Sarnoff”, Warner Books, NY, 1989.


  • “A Guide to Japanese Hot Springs” by Anne Hotta and Yoko Ishiguro, Kodansha International, Tokyo, NY, London
  • “My Water-Cure” by Sebastian Kneipp, Jos. Koesel, Publisher, Kempten, Bavaria, 1886
  • “Stories From A Heated Earth: Our Geothermal Heritage” by Raffaele Calaldi, Susan F. Hodgson, John W. Lund, 1999
  • “Taking the Waters : Early Spas in New Zealand” by Ian Rockel, Government Printing Office, Wellington, NZ, 1986
  • “16th Century Balneotherapy Manuscript”, Venice, heirs of Lucantonio Giunta, 1553