Diff�rens appareils de douche
Joseph Guislain, Trait� sur la ali�nation
mentale et sur le hospices des ali�n�s.
Amsterdam: J. van der Hey et Fils, 1826.
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Apparatus for giving the douche
Alexander Morison, Cases of mental
disease, with practical observations.
London: Longman & Highley, 1828.
It was not until the 19th century and
the development of a significant number
of institutions devoted to the treatment
of psychiatric illness that hydrotherapy
became a consistent featureof
psychiatric treatment. With the
construction of municipal water
systems in cities, more locations had
the infrastructure to support
hydrotherapy. Elaborate hydrotherapy
rooms began appearing in asylums
such as the Bic�tre and Salp�tri�re in