Batalin Spring

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Batalin Spring

 

a bitter saline mineral spring 9 km northeast of Piatigorsk. It was named in honor of the Russian scientist F. A. Batalin, who first studied it in 1856. The composition of its mineral water is

It has a mild purgative effect. The water is aerified and bottled. It is used in the treatment of chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, metabolic disturbances (especially those accompanied by obesity), and chronic inflammation of the liver and bile ducts. The Batalin waters are contraindicated in cases of malnutrition, anemia, and atony of the intestinal tract.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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