[Psychrolousia], or the History of Cold Bathing, Both Ancient and Modern. In Two Parts... the Genuine Use of Hot and Cold Baths. Together with the Wonderful Effects of the Bath-Water, drank hot from the Pump, in decay'd Stomachs, and in most Diseases of t
FLOYER, Sir John & BAYNARD, Dr. Edward
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London: William Innys, 1715. Fourth edition, 8vo, (xxii), 484 pp. Mild damp staining to the front and rear blanks only, upper hinge slightly cracked but sound. Contemporary panelled calf, spine with recent subtle repairs to joints and ends, red label, a very good copy. "...one of the most original physicians of the great scientific period in which he lived. His works show independence of thought and the spirit of research; while some have been important as being the starting-points of new methods in medical practice... Floyer did good service also by his advocacy of cold bathing... He showed that the Roman customs of bathing had been prevalent in Britain in former times, and attributed to their disuse the occurrence of many diseases" (DNB). First published 1702 as "The Ancient Psychrolousia Revived", itself preceded by "An Enquiry into the Right Use and Abuses of the Hot, Cold, and Temperate Baths in England" (1697).