Punch,  61 (1871), 118.

Hydropathy in the Highlands



News-Commentary, Drollery


Hydropathy, Medical Practitioners, Mental Illness, Charlatanry

    Comments on the alleged therapeutic powers of the water in Lochmanur. Notes that a reporter for the Inverness Chronicle observed that the 'impotent, the halt, the lunatic, and the tender infant' meet up at midnight to immerse themselves in its water. Suggests that lunatics probably outnumbered all other types of sufferer, and that the Lochmanur water cure is no more efficacious at treating lunacy, 'than it would be if, as its name would almost seem to imply, it were a tank on some Scotch farm'.

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