In the 1930's New York State built a complex of buildings at Saratoga Springs as a center for relation and rejuvenation in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains. The spa had mineral bath houses and many springs where patrons could "take the cure". Doctors were hired to prove the effectiveness of the treatments. Little scientific validation came out of those studies, but like so many things in life, it is faith that motivates people into believing what science cannot prove.
Today the spa remains and visitors from around the world are still attracted to the springs.