Richard Russell grey plaque in Lewes

Dr. Richard Russell
F.R.S. (1687-1759)
Author of a dissertation
concerning the use of sea
water in diseases of the
glands (1750). Founder of
Brighton as a bathing resort.
Born and practised
medicine in this
house. 1988

Richard Russell (26 November 1687 – 1759) was an 18th-century British Physician who encouraged his patients to use a form of water therapy that involved the submersion or bathing in, and drinking of, seawater. The contemporary equivalent of this is thalassotherapy, although the practice of drinking sea water has largely discontinued.

Source: dbpedia

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