KURANSTALT SCHÖNECK AM VIERWALDSTÄTTERSEE. Wasserkur. Anwendung verdichteter und verdünter Luft, der Elektricität, Massage und Heilgymnastik. IV. vielfach vermehrte auflage. Eigenthümer: C. Borsinger. [Typ. Negeli-Weldmann, Zürich.]
1891. 8vo, pp. 72; with three fine stipple engravings (each retaining tissue guard) and one map printed in red and black; text lightly browned due to paper quality, upper corner slightly furled throughout; stitched as issued in the original grey printed wrappers, spine somewhat chipped, with slight loss at head and tail, and central tear with 1 cm loss, with some cracking to upper joint but holding firm, covers slightly foxed and spotted; still a good copy. Scarce and attractively printed brochure promoting the noted sub-alpine hydropathic spa and health resort of Schöneck, beautifully situated close to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. The spa was founded in 1863 by Herrn Kuhn-Munzinger, before being purchased by C. Borsinger from Baden in 1874. Dr Henri Pezet von Corval was for many years the Chief Medical Officer, but the role was taken on by Dr Hermann Wunderlich in about 1890. One of the most important Swiss hydropathic institutions, the spa was renowned for offering an array of therapeutic facilities for the chronically ill, including dietetic cures, water treatments, therapeutic gymnastics, compressed air cabinets, oxygen chambers, and electric treatments.
This attractively produced brochure, includes three striking stipple engraved plates, and provides a brief outline of the location and view, the climate, a history and description of the institution, a discussion of the treatment and cure methods.
Bibliography: Not located on OCLC; for a brief discussion see Averbeck, Von der Kaltwasserkur bis zur physikalischen Therapie, p. 418