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The right sort of bath
The tepid bath seems the best adapted to the purposes of cleanliness and healthy exercise. To delicate females and young children it is of primary importance; at any rate, frequent ablutions should be practised, and the skin rubbed dry. The feet should be bathed as often as once or twice a week. Thus is a luxury as well as a promoter of health. 1852
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