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n. pl. hy·drop·a·thies
Internal and external use of water as a therapeutic treatment for all forms of disease.

hy′dro·path′ic (hī′drə-păth′ĭk), hy′dro·path′i·cal adj.
hy·drop′a·thist, hy′dro·path′ n.
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These practitioners included masseuses and masseurs, hydropathists and medical electricians (Martyr 2002, Pensabene 1980, Shaw 2013).
Probably it was the curative, or perhaps the palliative effect of this high temperature which made the Turkish Bath so attractive to hydropathists and to many doctors who had no other means of alleviating pain in rheumatic and gout ridden patients" Malcolm Shifrin concludes.
In the United States, Thomsonians, 'regulars', hydropathists, physiomedicalists, homeopaths and eclectics battled with one another and with Mary Baker Eddy and other spiritual healers.