During the second half of the 19th century, a number of scientists, physicians and chemists visited several salt and sulphur water springs, located in the Subcarpathian area of Moldavia, scenting the therapeutic benefits they entail.
This paper presents a series of pieces of information regarding some salt springs in the north-east of Neamț county, namely those of Bălțătești, Oglinzi, Lunca, Neamț Monastery. Chemical analyses were performed on all these water springs, in several stages, this paper focusing only on those of the 19th century. Also, based on the historical data, the paper also includes a presentation of the harnessing works that were created for these salt springs. In two of the cases, in the villages of Bălțătești and Oglinzi, during the second half of the 19th century, true balneary resorts were established; only the salt water was used for treatment purposes in these resorts.
If, in the case of some of these salt springs, the recent literature shows that chemical analyses were performed, this is not true for the salt water spring of Lunca, whose position on the map, as far as we know, is not very precise.
The importance of this paper also derives from the fact that the salt water springs are analyzed from another perspective, given that, until now, the focus was on archaeological and ethnographic vestiges.