Wash and be healed : the water-cure movement and women's health (Book, 1987) [Portland Community College Library]
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Wash and be healed : the water-cure movement and women's health

Author: Susan E Cayleff
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1987.
Series: Health, society, and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hydropathy advocates the reformation of such personal habits as diet, exercise, dress, and way of life. This book investigates the theories, practices, medical and social philosophies, institutions,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Cayleff
ISBN: 0877224625 9780877224624 0877228590 9780877228592
OCLC Number: 14412941
Description: x, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rise of medical sectarianism --
Wash and be healed: the hydropathic alternative --
Hydropathy, woman's physiology, and her role --
Ideology in practice: water-cure establishments --
Hydropathy and the reform movements --
Women at the cures: rest for the weary activist --
Demise and legacy of the water-cure movement.
Series Title: Health, society, and policy.
Responsibility: Susan E. Cayleff.
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"[Cayleff] is eloquent and convincing in her demonstration that water cure presented an alternative to the prevailing view of the inherent weakness of female physiology.... [This] richly textured Read more...

 
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