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Hosed: 1920

Hosed: 1920

"Walter Reed physiotherapy story." Hydrotherapy in 1920 or 1921 at Walter Reed Hospital. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

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It used to be all the rage.

We visited Hot Springs Ark. and the row of bathhouses and they were full of marbled water sprayers right out of a science fiction torture scene. Actually, the bathhouses themselves were very beautiful and you could close your eyes and picture people coming for treatment when the area was in its heyday.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Hey, it's the water-spraying thing (a highly technical term) as seen in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." I always figured the console was that large and made of marble only as a plot device in the movie, but I guess not.

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