NY: Fowler and Wells, 1850. 8vo, pp. 288, 122. Illustrative engravings in text. [Fowlers and Wells' water-cure library, Vol VII.] Original blind-stamped light green cloth with gilt spine titles. Some foxing throughout and on edges, cover little faded and soiled, and worn at corners and spine, but generally a VG tight copy. Item #44848
Hydropathy, founded by a Silesian peasant named Vincenz Preissnitz (1799-1851) became popular between 1820 and 1860. The system had three treatments: bathing, application by cloths or pouring to particular parts of the body, and internal cleansing by drinking or enemas.
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