1 JULY 1882, Page 22

La Bou7bou2e. By Dr. G. H. Brandt. (H. K. Lewie.)—La

Bourbonle is in Auvergne, and is famous for its arsenical springs. The great or Perriere spring is of a temperature of 132 (Fahrenheit), and contains, besides the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and mag- nesium and other things, an appreciable quantity of arseniate of soda; the others do not materially differ from it in composition. The waters have been for some time known as being efficacious in eases of rheumatism, gout, and scrofula. Lately they have been tried for phthisis and various cutaneous diseases. Dr. Brandt, who is a resident physician, gives these facts in detail, adding a sufficiently attractive description of the place as a residence. We do not profess to do more than introduce his book to our readers' notice.