ANTIQUE DISTILLED WATERS HOSPITAL: THE WESLEY WATER CURE
ANTIQUE DISTILLED WATERS HOSPITAL: THE WESLEY WATER CURE, 1877
ANTIQUE DISTILLED WATERS DOCTOR: DR. F. WILSON HURD, M.D.
“Our treatment is rational, is natural, is independent of drug medication and poisons.”
“They come to us sick, they leave us well.”
Here is what the full advertisement says…
The Wesley Water Cure,
And Health Institute.
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Why should invalids seek the Wesley Water Cure?
Because we are in the healthiest locality; we have the purest air, brightest sunlight, most beautiful and healthful surroundings. Our treatment is rational, is natural, is independent of drug medication and of poison. We advocate simple, nutritious, wholesome food, good hours, rest, exercise, faith, hope, love, and the healing powers of Nature; pure water, pure air, rest for the world-weary, the soothing of the mind by loving ministrations, the healing of the body by a return to Nature’s laws.
We succeed. We have cure very many who were pronounced incurable before they received our treatment. Our patients indorse that treatment. They come to us sick, they leave us well. They recommend us to their friends; they send us letters expressive of their regard and continued confidence.
Our charges are low, our house excellent in all its arrangements; our rooms large, well furnished and well ventilated; our table good, yet devoid of deleterious food or drinks; our family cheerful and happy; our results, under God, the restoration of our guests to hope, to health, to happiness, and to the knowledge of the better and more perfect mental and physical life.
These are among the numerous reasons why the sick and suffering should try our treatment.
We have had twenty years’ experience in Hygienic practice, and can give excellent references from various parts of the country.
— Advertisement found in February, 1877 edition of, The Herald of Health. Published by Wood & Holbrook Publishers, 15 Laight St., New York, NY.
BONUS: Here is a fun article about the history of Dr. Hurd and his Water-Cure establishment. Although the author, Amy Leiser, is skeptical of the healing effects of pure water, it is still a nice, brief, historical review of life at a water-cure, and she does at least go on to admit that folks were better off for having spent time there… “There is no doubt that most patients did indeed feel better after visiting Hurd’s facility.”
To read that article, go here…