Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for October 2005

From an advertisement for
Robinson's cabinet baths, c.1905

Before and after a Robinson's Thermal Cabinet Bath
From Health advocate, an eight page advertising booklet published by the Robinson Thermal Bath Co, Jefferson Street, Toledo, Ohio

"Mr W A Wagar, who was for a long time Station Agent in New Haven, Mich. was so severely attacked by Rheumatism that he had totally lost the use of one hand and it became cramped, as shown [in the upper image].

"His physician recommended the use of the Robinson Thermal Bath Cabinet, when all medicines had failed and he had taken 19 baths at Mt. CLemens. When Mr Wagar had taken 10 treatments in our Cabinet his hand was nearly well; when he had taken 18 treatments his hand was perfectly well.

"Mr Wagar's case is only one of the thousands that have been cured by our treatment. Our faith in this treatment is so great that we will absolutely guarantee it to cure Rheumatism. The use of the Cabinet is just as successful for curing Liver and Stomach Trouble and all Skin Diseases. It is also the greatest Blood Purifier known."

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

See also:  article on Cabinet baths

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