Quiz: Spa Days

1) The term spa was derived from a town called Aquae Spadanae in which country?

-¡ Belgium

-¡ England

-¡ Italy

2) In 1845, bathing was banned, unless under doctor’s orders, in which city?

-¡ Philadelphia

-¡ Boston

-¡ Cincinnati

3) In medieval times, drinking chalybeate spring water was thought to cure what?

-¡ Arthritis

-¡ Iron deficiency

-¡ Nausea

Answers: 1. Belgium; 2. Boston; 3. Iron deficiency.

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