Punch,  17 (1849), 34.

Domestic Hydropathy



Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery

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Hydropathy, Medical Treatment, Hygiene, Public Health

    Observes that hydropathy 'is being received as a science of the first water, and it has been allowed to find its way into several domestic establishments'. Agrees that water and soap can compete with 'pharmacy' but protests against the abuse of water, the 'substitution of the bath itself for the Bath chair', and the 'watering of the patient with a watering pot' (practices that are illustrated in the accompanying cut). Thinks the patient may be 'as great a pump as the machine by which he allows himself to be played upon'.

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