Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 500.

Leith Bath Stove



Introduction; Letter, Extract


Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Hydropathy, Hygiene

    Reprints an old handbill from the Advocate's Library, Edinburgh. The introduction suggests that the handbill is 'probably as old, at least, as the beginning of the last century'. The handbill announces the establishment of, and prices for, a bath-stove at Leith. The bath-stove, which can contain up to 'fifteen persons', is claimed to cure the following diseases: 'The Hydropsie, the Gout, Deafnesse, the Itch, sore eyes, the Cold, unsensiblenesse of the Flesh, the trembling Axes, the Irish Ague, cold Defluxions inwardly, the Melencholick disease, the Collick, and all naturall diseases that are curable'.

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