from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Hydrotherapy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The use of water in various ways and at various temperatures for therapeutic purposes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A system of treating disease by baths and mineral waters.
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By the time she has completed a course of treatment she has tasted all the drugs in the pharmacopeia, wears plates on her feet, spectacles on her nose, has had her teeth tinkered with, and her insides straightened; has had a course in hydrotherapeutics, electrotherapeutics, osteopathy, and Christian Science!
(Unterricht von der kraft und Wirkung des kalten Wassers) is the best known, and laid the foundation of modern hydrotherapeutics.
The subsequent development of hydrotherapeutics was largely influenced by the results obtained by William Wright (1736-1819), and
In special text-books, whether upon masturbation, or upon hydrotherapeutics, ample information will be found about these matters.
But the remedy no longer healed, and hydrotherapeutics, which had saved Augustus, did not prevent Marullus from dying.
On the other hand, there has been a great increase in the utilization of baths (hydrotherapeutics), of massage, of mechanical treatment and of psychical treatment, all of which accounts no doubt for part of the falling off in the use of alcohol and drugs. "