Théophile de Bordeu, French doctor an an important representative of th vitalism comes from the village Izeste in the Ossau valley . In his work « Research on the Waters in the Pyrenies …. » he tells the story of the « miracle » of Barèges. Wounded soldiers were healed there thanks to the waters of this place which, according to him, made the bullets come out from their bodies and a girl was healed from ulcer : « the waters took from ulcer a needle and gave back her health to this girl. »

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Other examples of extraordinary healings when you read :
Bordeu, Théophile de (1722-1776). -  Recherches sur les eaux minérales des Pyrénées, par M. Théophile de Bordeu,.... - É. Vignancour (Pau), 1833. - Médiathèque André Labarrère – fonds anciens – Usine des Tramways - cote 84449 R.
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