Gods House Tower
Thursday, March 5, 2020
07:00 PM
Town Quay, Road, Southampton SO14 2NY
South West England
Gods House Tower

However this talk will consider the contemporary treatments and bizarre medical practices from earth bathing, to wet shoes and stockings and the mysterious-sounding practice, Lady Mary’s feet.

“The air of Southampton is the healthiest in all England” – Invalids, Fashionable Cures, and Patent Medicines: a popular guide to Southampton Spa.

Or as one visitor put it: “I proceed to tell you , that my health is much improved by the sea; not that I drank it, or bathed in it, as the common people do: no! I only walk’d by and look’d upon it.”