1827 The London University From: Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd Publisher: Jones and Company, sold by Simpkin and Marshall. (PD-old-100) suzilove.com
Continuous baths were one form of hydrotherapy used in mental hospitals beginning in the early 1900s. Patients would spend from a few hours to a few days surrounded by flowing water. This treatment was used to induce relaxation in excited or agitated patients, as well as to relieve pressures from bed sores and other physical ailments.