James Manby Gully Vanity Fair Print 1876
Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Hydropathy
Published: 05-Aug-1876 Signed by: SPY, Leslie Ward . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.
He was a Victorian medical doctor, well known for practising hydrotherapy, or the “water cure”. Along with his partner James Wilson, he founded a very successful “hydropathy” (as it was then called) clinic in Malvern, Worcestershire, which had many notable Victorians, including such figures as Charles Darwin and Alfred Lord Tennyson, as clients. Gully’s clinic using Malvern water in Great Malvern, and those that followed, were largely responsible for Malvern’s rapid development from a village to a large town. He is also remembered as a suspect in the Charles Bravo poisoning case.
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