Six vignettes of self-help hydrotherapy. Etching by G. Cruikshank.
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
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The different therapies are: 'A cool tankard - "This is the only way to enjoy a cool tankard of cold spring water, thats the stuff my boy! By the bye, would you like a little more cold water in your chair? It will do you good!!", the water butt - "Oh! This is a capital remedy for the toothache! (try it).", the spout - "How very lucky it is that this pipe has burst! It will save me half a crown for a bath.", the pump - "Rather you than me master! No mistaking which is the pump here!" "Well! I could not have supposed that being pumped upon - was such a luxury! Be so invigorating! And to think so good a thing should hitherto have been thrown away upon qui tam attorney's, sprained ankle and pick-pockets!", the water bed - "Thank you Mr. vin Priessnitz - just pop a bit more ice into my night cap and, then I shall be quite comfortable!" "Ah! Ah! You see vat de foolish beebles calls de dam pa sheets! Is very healsey tings.", the ice pail - "Oh! Oh oooo so nice and co co cold ooo".'