The Pail Douche.
The process which passes under this name is taken thus! The patient seats himself in an empty, shallow, or other bathing tub, and crosses his hands over his chest. As many pails of water as are ordered are then dashed over him suddenly, one after another, before and behind alternately, not poured, but thrown with some force, by first a backward and then a forward motion of the pail.
A better method of using it is, for the patient to stand in an empty bathing tub, while an assistant takes two pails of water, one ten degrees warmer than the other, and empties the warmer half upon the chest and half upon the back, and then bestows the colder painful in the same manner; and then dries with friction,
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