The Turkish bath as a therapy:
a booklet by Dr Charles H Shepard

The Turkish bath as a therapy
< The illustration is taken, with permission, from an A3 size poster which was available from The World of Massage Museum.

A booklet by Dr Charles Shepard who opened the first Victorian Turkish bath in the United States of America, at 63, Columbia Street, Brooklyn Heights,  New York, on 6 October 1863.

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The first Turkish baths in the USA. Part 1: Brooklyn Heights

Early problems and controversies. Part 5: doctors' attitudes

Early Turkish baths for animals. Part 1 Introduction

Women and the Victorian Turkish bath. Part 7: the bath and women's health

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