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- n. Plural form of hydropathist.
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The difference between Dr Sangrado and our hydropathists is merely that between hot and cold water, by no means excluding an allusion to the latter, under the veil, as M. Neufchateau has it, of Spanish manners.
Of all the curatives adopted by hydropathists, it is unquestionably the safest -- the one that can be applied without danger to the greatest variety of cases; and which, I do not hesitate to aver, can rarely, if ever, be misapplied in any case where the pulse is hard and high, and the skin dry and burning.
If he is still alive he may demand of me a certificate as to his priority to the modern hydropathists; the grenadier-captain maintained that pure water, suitably administered, was a means of treatment for all illnesses, even for amputations.
"There -- we haven't all turned hydropathists since you were taken sick.
"There -- we have n't all turned hydropathists since you were taken sick.