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May 30, 2018

How To Take a Steam Bath, And Other Victorian Visual Health Guides

This French edition of Friedrich Eduard Bilz’s 1888 naturopathic medicine guide Das Neue Naturheilverfahren (The New Natural Healing) is charmingly illustrated in the familiar style of early twentieth-century medical art. It offers visual directions to various methods of curing disease, from steam baths to massage to swimming and is one of the best of its kind.

(via Brain Pickings)

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