The phrase “River of Life” comes from the Bible, specifically from the book of Revelation. In the passages, the River of Life flows through the great city, at a time when there is no more pain, death, or suffering.
A.T. Still, the founder of Osteopathic medicine, referenced this River of Life when describing cerebrospinal fluid in the body:
“The cerebrospinal fluid is the highest known element that is contained in the human body, and unless the brain furnishes this fluid in abundance, a disabled condition of the body will remain. He who is able to reason will see that this great River of Life must be tapped and the withering fields irrigated at once, or the harvest of health be forever lost.”
– Still, A.T. – Osteopathy: Research and Practice. Kirksville. 1898:360