Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Bathtub research]
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Title: Bathtub research
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Brochure/pamphlet
Language: English
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00121
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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The Full Bath or Ordinary Lounge Bath is like a modern bath in
form, about 5 ft. long, tapered, and may have a high back like an
early motor car. There may be carrying handles and a drain cock.
This type is rare until late in the century, probably because it takes
so much water. The user is still described as 'the patient'.

Pour into the bath sufficient water to cover the body of the patient, with
the exception of his head, when he lies upon his back. After he has lain
in the bath for five minutes, his body should be well rubbed by the hands
of a healthy bath attendant, and also by his own. It will add materially to
the effect of the bath if the bowels or abdomen be gently, but thoroughly,
manipulated and kneaded.

The Sitting or Sitz Bath is a square or oval vessel tapering to about
16 in. wide at the bottom, about 14 in. deep. It may have a perforated
false bottom through which cold water will rise when poured down
a funnel behind.

For this bath it is not necessary to undress, the coat only being taken
off, and the shirt gathered under the waistcoat, which is buttoned upon it;
and when seated in the water, which rises to the waist, a blanket is drawn
round over the shoulders.



So. 1. The New Rising Douche Blth. Invaluable in rwen n a' rolalnuI.
Seminal WVakneas, Piles, Generative Allments, &c. Highly r com-
mended. a11.
So. 2. Shallow Baths, with plug, either in end or liottoni; lieatlifully
enamelled. Za. to o0., according to %.I and strength.

No. :. Sit lztt tsll, on Mr. Well'm Special DUc'ilg. No. 1. suitable for average
inzed )|I )I"e, 1 I. and l11.. No. 2 larger miae, for .touter people, neatly
loil.tte lk. ..I. ., anid 21.-
No. I. Portable lIot Air and Vapour llathl. From 2l. 0ld. to 50.. accord.
illg tu toillplettllea
No.. SpoIIge lllatl. strong, and well cnamllend. Iml. lto 33.
No. Ii. Foot llath. 2. ?l., 3.l Uld., and I'. id, acrollin to sixe.

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a, -u&hel llst other Alir.r! arising frlo InrprrLtvt Amlmllation ol
the ],ndl, ColFd., &ar.
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Sillk W\Vr .Stltulliah Tuales. .lLecially rei utniii dled. 1.-, 7'-. anld W in.I lluhnttcr Tul its:, :. .I-, andtl .'-.

Let us hope that those who followed these instructions were not
misled by the author's delicate omission of the removal of the
Dipping Sitz is a term applied to dipping the posterior part of the body
a dozen or more times into cold water. This should be done slowly, and
followed with friction. It is highly beneficial in cases of nervous debility
or a relaxed condition of the generative parts.

The Sitz Bath is also recommended as 'very serviceable' for con-
gestion of the brain. Admiral Beaumont describes Sitz bathing as
'hatching health'.


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The Slipper Bath or Boot Bath (in France a sabot) is indeed like a
boot, and being formed from about twenty pieces of sheet metal it
is a complex piece of cobbling. Only the occupant's head and shoul- ...
ders are seen; modesty and warmth are both preserved. In front of [
his nose is a little funnel for filling, and in the heel or toe is a drain-
cock. In such a bath was Marat assassinated by Charlotte Corday.
A variation that might well have been called a Wellington Boot Bath
does not seem to offer any very comfortable position; it presumably
has a raised seat; perhaps it was a special order for a customer whose
legs had been amputated.
Confusion may arise from the fact that single baths of the ordinary
modern kind, on hire at Public Baths, are there still called 'Slipperi '..
Baths'. Such, no doubt, they originally were; the term has survived ,
the change.

Although Marat spent hours in his bath, and thence conducted his correspondence,
this was not from luxurious laziness; his sabot' bath offered the only relieffrom a
painful skin disease

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