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Curing the Colonizers Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas

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ISBN-10: 082233822X

ISBN-13: 9780822338222

Edition: 2006

Authors: Eric T. Jennings

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"Beware! Against the poison that is Africa, there is but one antidote: Vichy." So ran a 1924 advertisement for one of France's main spas. Throughout the French empire, spas featuring water cures, often combined with "climatic" cures, thrived during the nineteenth century and the twentieth. Water cures and high-altitude resorts were widely believed to serve vital therapeutic and even prophylactic functions against tropical disease and the tropics themselves. The Ministry of the Colonies published bulletins accrediting a host of spas thought to be effective against tropical ailments ranging from malaria to yellow fever; specialized guidebooks dispensed advice on the best spas for "colonial…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 0.24" wide x 0.35" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Eric T. Jennings, Professor of History at the University of Toronto, is the author ofCuring the Colonizers,andVichy in the Tropics.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Acclimatization, Climatology, and the Possibility of Empire
Colonial Hydrotherapy
Highland Hydrotherapy in Guadeloupe
The Spas and R�union Island: Antechambers to the Tropics
Leisure and Power at the Spa of Antsirabe, Madagascar
Korbous, Tunisia: Negating the Hamman
Vichy: Taking the Waters Back Home
Archival Abbreviations