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Many doctors thought cold water treatment was superior to warm and believed treatments should be administered in the morning just as the patient arose. Plunge baths and other cold water hydrotherapy were believed to be invigorating for patients, though other doctors thought it absurd to think that any person would enjoy emerging from a warm bed in order to plunge into a cold bath. Unfortunately, patients had no say in the matter and had to live with whichever theory their own doctor adhered to.

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Originally posted 2017-12-12 17:45:00.