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Author Cayleff, Susan E., 1954-

Title Wash and be healed : the water-cure movement and women's health / Susan E. Cayleff.

Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1987.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 247 pages).
Series Health, society, and policy
Health, society, and policy.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Rise of Medical Sectarianism; Chapter One: Wash and Be Healed: The Hydropathic Alternative; Chapter Two: Hydropathy, Woman's Physiology, and Her Role; Chapter Three: Ideology in Practice: Water-Cure Establishments; Chapter Four: Hydropathy and the Reform Movements; Chapter Five: Women at the Cures: Rest for the Weary Activist; Conclusion: Demise and Legacy of the Water-Cure Movement; Notes; An Essay on Sources; Index.
Summary In a century characterized by dramatic health-care remedies-bloodletting, purging, and leeching, for example-hydropathy was one of the most celebrated alternative forms of medical care. Unlike these other cures, however, hydropathy, which entailed various applications of cold water, also staunchly advocated the reformation of such personal habits as diet, exercise, dress, and way of life. Susan E. Cayleff explores the relationship between this fascinating sect of nineteenth-century medicine and the women who took the cure.Wash and Be Healed investigates the theories, pra.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Hydrotherapy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Includes index.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781439904275 (electronic bk.)
1439904278 (electronic bk.)