The water cure:
getting well drench'd, & wrench'd, & restored to health

Wringing the patient
< Card no. 0209, one of a series of at least 12 cards on the water cure 'From the original drawings the property of the publisher, J Nock, Tooting Junction, SW' published by Rock & Co of London.

A patient at the Water Cure, getting well drench'd, & wrench'd, & restored to health.

One of Thomas Onwhyn's series on the water cure. The card has his monogram (centre), and the drawing is dated 25th March 1860 (bottom right corner).

This particular card was posted from Matlock Bridge at 3.00 pm on 27 August 1904. On the obverse, the sender writes '…I am improving with the air & baths, but I am not treated as badly as the picture says.'

This postcard is from the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project

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