Very little is known about this establishment apart
from its opening date (which made it the first to open in Aberdeen), its
proprietor, and a sketchy outline of its facilities.
When the baths were opened they were
stated to be 'experimental' in the sense that they were installed in a
temporary wooden building which had previously been a photographic
studio. It was intended to replace this later with more substantial
Initially, the baths comprised a
waiting room, Dr Johnstone's consulting room for those who wanted
medical advice, a changing room, and a variety of baths and showers to
meet bathers requirements. These included, apart from the Turkish baths,
plunge, spray bath, wave bath, sitz bath, medicated bath, vapour bath,
cold plunge, rain bath, douche bath, fountain spray, or any of the
others that an epicurean hydropathist may choose to indulge in.'
The baths were open from 7.00 till
9.00, 10.00 till 2.00, and 5.00 till 9.00, and it may be that the baths
were open for women bathers at the noontime session.
It is not known whether the planned
permanent building was ever erected.
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