Hydrotherapy for tuberculosis

Hydrotherapy for tuberculosis

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Caption: Hydrotherapy. Tuberculosis (TB) patient undergoing a massage bath treatment. Hydrotherapy became a popular treatment for tuberculosis in the 19th and early 20th centuries after the Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp claimed to have cured himself from TB by immersing himself in icy water. Photographed in Devonshire Hospital, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.

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