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Priessnitz' cure

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A health cure based on cold water. Priessnitz regime of consisted of drinking copious volumes of cold water and application of cold water by means of wet packing, douches and immersion.


  • V. Priessnitz:
    The Cold Water Cure, Its Principles, Theory and Practice.
    London, W. Strange, ca 1835. The Cold Water Cure. By Vincent Priessnitz of Graefenberg, in Silesia. 1843.
    Principles, theory and practice. Photo of Priessnitz, with a short history. 51 pages
  • R. T. Claridge:
    Hydropathy; or the cold water cure. As practised by Vincent Priessnitz, at Graefenberg, Silesia, Austria.
    London: James Madden and Co. 1842. 318 pages. Illustrated.
  • Richard Beamish:
    Approximate rationale of the cold water cure; as practised by Vincent Priessnitz, at Graefenberg in Silesia, with an account of cases successfully treated at Prestbury, near Cheltenham.
    London, Weale, 1843.

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