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Claridge, F.S.A. (Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries) (c.
1797/1799-1857), was a prominent asphalt contractor and captain in
the Middlesex Militia, who became best known for his prominent
promotion of hydropathy, now known as hydrotherapy, in the 1840s.
It was also known as the Cold Water system or Cold Water cure.
Claridge is widely credited with introducing the methods of Vincent
Priessnitz to England, thus initiating the populist movement of the
time. Indeed, much of what is popularly known about Priessnitz in
the English-speaking world comes from two seminal publications.
Firstly, Claridge's Hydropathy; or The Cold Water Cure, as
practiced by Vincent Priessnitz... (1842 1843). Secondly, Richard
Metcalfe's Life of Vincent Priessnitz (1898), with Metcalfe himself
drawing upon Claridge, although Metcalfe also later wrote a
historical overview and added more about Claridge and his role in
the promotion of hydropathy.
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