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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.

Since February 13, (2023) the new revised 2nd edition of the book with many small language fixes is on sale.

Readers having bought the book few days before (later than February 9) and having received the 1st edition of the book may ask the author for a free copy of the new revised edition (see his email at the Contact page, and the edition number in the credits page, at the end of the book).

I'm sorry for all the inconvenience.

The author.

In Spain you can buy sea water at cheap price at any diet store and some supermarkets. There are 7 companies bottling and selling sea water because there is a lot of people drinking sea water on a daily basis.

If you at your country become a critical mass of people interested in sea water, companies offering it will arise.

So, it's in your hands, sharing this information meeting your friends, by phone or social networks, to make the conditions where these companies will appear and make sea water even more available to all the people.

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