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A Pint of Seawater Please (Snippets 15)

In Snippets 11 we looked at some rather out-of-date medical advice on taking cold baths.  Medical books from the 18th and 19th Centuries often advocated bathing in the sea, and even drinking seawater.  This idea was popularised by Richard Russell … Continue reading

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