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Open Council, 355
OPEN COUNCIL , 355
To The Editor Of The English Woman's Jou...
To the Editor of the English Woman ' s Journal .
Madam , loyment In the course of women of this in rather last autumn new direction , one or s two of labor instances haying of the come useful under em our
p observationI would mention them to you . lishment My mother situated , and in myself one of soj the ourned midland for some counties weeks . at We a were hydrop recommended athic estabwill
to this place by a physician , an old and valued friend of ours . " You observed not only be comfortable friendbut at this will institution be in skilful , althoug hands h still Besides in its infant Mr . F state . who , "
our , " you . , tor holds of what the baths is technicall will y termed find that the Mrs situation . R . the of head ' hy of dropathist the establishment , ' or direcis remarkable , you You rel , her recommendation of * treat- ,
a woman . may y upon methodically ment , ' for she and is a born conscientiousl physician y , , and besides has being studied possessed the hydropathic of considerable _^ system
practical experience . " correct The account andderiving given us much by our benefit friend from , of our this soj lad our y ' n s at qualifications the water , establish we found
ment , attribute , , gratefully no little of this benefit to the skill and intuitive perception Some of s Mrs . E Mrs ,. . R . and her husband themselves derived signal beneyearago
interest husband fit from in residence and the herself stud , at y commencing a of hy the dropathic system an , the institution establishment idea suggested , and where Mrs . itself R the . taking charges to her , a should of livel her y
be * ' treatment more moderate " should than be somewhat the scale usuall modified y met and with varied , and according where to also certain the made to views prepare it which her herself business Mrs . conscientiousl R to . had visit gained various y throug for h this dropathic h her object own , establishments during observation several . in ye In different ars order she
parts of the country , and by reading y and practical experience became fully mistress of the system and its philosophy . It is pleasant to relate that on R all hands having she purchased met with a kindness farm in a and remarkabl willing assistance health . rural This last district spring where , Mr .
. y y , was a good supply of water , his wife was enabled to commence her experiment To , Mrs at first B _' s however medical on genius a limited to her scale readiness . of suggestion and cleverness
delicate of application " . mani . , we pulation can warml , " if y such , bear a our term testimony be admissable _^ Also , of to the the bath skill -woman and ,
whom Surel Mrs y in . R . this had branch carefully of and the successfull healing art y trained there exists for her a service wide and . most useful field for womanboth of the middle and lower classes ? Mrs . Smedley ,
of of the the medical Hydropathic geniu Establi s , of woman shment availing at Matlock itself , is of also the a new well paths _-known which instance are
opening The other out towards instance health to which and occupation I referred . of a rather novel employment of feminine talent , is of a _lady , a friend of ours , who is engaged by her
per brother spective , an dr architect awings , ; in and coloring also at and the comp present leting time for him in architectual various delicate and decorative works for a church now under repair . Our friend , when we saw
¦ _lier would in derive the autumn much , benefit observe by d that the emp her loyment brother of was female of op labor inion , in that many architects ways , and that since so irls at the present day had learnt perspectiveand
many g , gained government a certain schools knowled of design _ge of open color throug and hout skill the of country hand , in , there the numerous could be
no lack of such draughts-women . He also suggested that women might
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Jan. 1, 1860, page 355, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01011860/page/67/