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History of the medical use of sea water in U.K. in 18th century

Since ancient times, the Greeks and Romans praised the medicinal benefits of sea water.

cover of Richard Rusell's book In modern times, Richard Russell (1750) started to use sea water medicinally – drinking and baths – in Brighton. His promising results attracted the Court; and thanks to that, Brighton became a city instead of being a fishermen’s village.

More info in this web or this one.

you can read on-line his famous book "A Dissertation on the Use of Sea-Water in the Diseases of the Glands. Particularly the Scurvy, Jaundice, King's-Evil, Leprosy, and the Glandular Consumption. Translated from the Latin of Richard Russel, M. D." in google books.

Interesting images of all the history of sea bathing in Brighton in this other web site.

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