Ben Rhydding Hydropathic Establishment:
the Turkish baths, c.1859: the tepidarium

Tepidarium
< Ben Rhydding: the principles of hydropathy and the compressed air bath / by a graduate of Edinburgh University (Hamilton Adams, 1859)

The tepidarium was smaller than the frigidarium, octagonal, and maintained at a temperature between 90-110ºF. 'Round the room, are a series of enclosed recesses, luxuriantly fitted up, which secure the desired privacy to each visitor—while a chastened and beautiful light is admitted, through a rose-coloured ring in the centre of the lofty vault.'

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