Newcastle-on-Tyne Infirmary:
plan and section of the first Turkish baths

Plan of first Turkish bath

Section of first Turkish bath
< 109th annual report of the Newcastle Infirmary, 1860

This first Turkish bath to be installed at the Infirmary, designed by John Dobson, architect of the wing in which it was located, is based on the use of a Roman-style hypocaust. It was soon abandoned after a number of accidents involving patients burning their feet on the hot floor when their protective clogs fell off.

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The Newcastle-on-Tyne Infirmary Turkish baths

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