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Charlotte Jones

Department of Geography

The Revival of the Turkish bath in mid-Victorian Britain

My thesis examines the revival of the Turkish bath in 1856 and its subsequent movement in relation to health, reform and the body. Her broader research areas fall into three distinct areas; nineteenth century heterodox medical practices (e.g. hydropathy) and how developments in 'cutaneous science' (dermatology) can be explored under the rubric of the body-space nexus and 'technologies of the self'; the role geopolitics played in the revival of the Turkish bath; and the history of the Turkish bath pre-1856.

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