ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Hydrotherapy: Historical landmarks of a cure all remedy


In Hippocratic Corpus we may find fragments mentioning hydrotherapy as a remedy for several diseases. During the 18th century the English physicians John Floyer and James Currie proved the efficacy of hydrotherapy inaugurating a new era. In early 20th century, the Greek physician Angeliki Panagiotatou, strongly supported hydrotherapy, publishing several treatises in Greek and French languages. Currently in several countries hydrotherapy is still used as a complementary treatment in various diseases.

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