Hydropathy; Or, The Cold Water Cure: As Practised by Vincent Priessnitz, at Graefenberg, Silesia, Austria

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Madden, 1843 - Baths, Cold - 338 pages
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Page 142 - by active exercise, and thus to proportion the waste to the amount of food taken; disease of some kind therefore ensues. " The cooling of the body, by whatever cause it may be produced, increases the amount of food necessary. The
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Page 105 - and drank of that divinest well, Fresh from the rock of ages where it ran ; It had a heavenly quality to quell All pain : I rose a renovated man ; And would not now, when that relief was known, For worlds the needful suffering have foregone.

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