1816.106: Letters recommending the Patent Portable Warm and Hot Bath.

Published: 1816

Full Title: Letters and certificates, recommending the patent portable warm and hot bath. To which are added explanations of the nature of the remedy, and instructions for its application; designating some of the cases in which it will be particularly beneficial, for the use of families. By Samuel K. Jennings, patentee.

Author: Jennings, Samuel Kennedy (1771-1854).

Place Issued: Norfolk

Issuing Press: Dillworth & Keemle

Description: 62 pgs.; 22 cm. (12mo).


A physician and lay preacher, Jennings had developed a therapeutic bath for treating fevers over the preceding decade while living in Lynchburg and editing the Lynchburg Press; trials of the apparatus in Norfolk at end of the War of 1812 led to his relocation there to manufacture and promote the device among a supportive community. His association with the new job-press office of Samuel Dillworth and Charles Keemle led to their relocation to Vincennes, Indiana, where they promptly became the official printers for that new state's first elected governor, Jonathan Jennings, the doctor's younger brother.

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