His house was opened for the reception of patients [this] past season, and it is believed offers excellent facilities for a philosophic and thorough course [of treatment] in hydropathy. The supply of water is abundant, and in purity has been pronounced "equal to water on a distilled [?]." The location is quite eligible [i.e., convenient], being but a short distance from the V. and M. railroad. The vicinity abounds in a variety of scenery, and has charming grounds for walks and rambles. So that with the water, suitable regimen [i.e., diet], mountain air, and exercise, patients can scarcely fail to obtain the healthful results for which they labor.
The following case illustrates this remark. Mrs. B, wife of Den. B., of Warwick, Mass., aged about thirty-five years, was brought to me last August. Her case presented the following phenomena. If placed in an erect position, and left unsupported, she forthwith fell backward to the ground. If being well supported, she made an effort to walk, either foot, when carried forward, despite her efforts to the contrary, would cross the other. She had been in this condition nearly a year. Her treatment commenced the 16th of Sept., and was continued to the 25th Oct. only, when she left, so far recovered as to be able to walk half a mile with ease. Since her return to her family, she has continued her baths, with corresponding improvement to her health. She now attends to her domestic duties, and with the assistance of a small girl, does the work of her family.
. . . Terms, from five to ten dollars per week, according to the necessities or choice of the patients. Those who are less particular in the selection of rooms, or are will to occupy them in common with others, will be charged less.
Athol, March, 1848 GEORGE HOYT.
MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND Patients have been restored to health and usefulness by the treatment pursued at this Institution, who could not find relief by any other course of medicine. Hundreds who had been confined to their beds for years, and who were almost in despair, have had renewed hope and courage when they have learned that others, laboring under as many discouragements as themselves, have been cured by this treatment after everything else had failed.
Those who are laboring under CHRONIC, NERVOUS, or SPINAL difficulties, CURVATURES, and such, which produce symptoms of almost all other diseases, with their accompaniments--as DYSPEPSIA, RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA, COSTIVENESS [i.e., constipation], LOSS OF THE USE OF THE LIMBS, NUMBNESS, LOW SPIRITS, PARTIAL INSANITY, and a host of other diseases arising from the same cause--SPINAL WEAKNESS, which they nor their physicians understand, and which medicine alone will not cure--to such sufferers we would say, we are curing hundreds just like you every year. Physicians bring their wives and children to have them cured--why not come yourselves, and save life, time and money?
We are using water all the various ways in which it is applied in water
cure establishments; yet we do not rely solely upon it, or upon medicines as they are generally understood and applied; but a COMBINED TREATMENT WITH ELECTRICITY, and a new mode of application which truly is magical in its efficacy, and is always sure to cure, in one half the time it takes under any other treatment, allowing that treatment to be successful, which is not the case one time in ten.