Hot Springs National Park is a 5,500-acre area in Hot Springs, Arkansas, that preserves geothermal spring water and resources related to therapeutic bathing, and parklands that provide opportunities for public health and wellness activities. The park preserves and protects many historic structures, cultural landscapes, and natural settings.
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The Public Health Service operated a venereal disease clinic in the Government Free Bathhouse (1922-1948) in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. It was one of the first facilities in the United States to use penicillin. In 1948, the clinic transferred to the nearby Camp Garraday Transient Camp.