R. Harold Morgan: Beverage Manufacture (1938)
Another early reference of considerable research value is R. Harold Morgan's Beverage Manufacture (Non-Alcoholic), a British volume published in 1938. Morgan’s introductory comments included:
The term 'mineral water' nowadays is rather a generic one, applying not only to naturally occurring water containing mineral salts, but is loosely used in Britain to cover all the aerated products of a beverage factory…
The genuine mineral water has long been known and valued for the medicinal and curative value of its dissolved salts. Most of them contain carbon dioxide though they are not carbonated to the degree associated with carbonated beverages. Records show that in the early days of civilization men sought for a water with a pleasing taste and a beneficial action on the body. The Greeks drank and bathed in springs of mineral water, while the Romans founded and popularized various springs, many of which have developed into present-day Spas.
is probably due to Priestly who suggested that water charged with carbon
dioxide could be used as a beverage.
On the other hand, a Professor Venee, of