Promotional Card for Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium
Chicago, IL: Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium, [1920s]. A promotional card for Dr. Gluck's Water & Physical Culture Institute and Gymnasium which provided medicated and plain baths to its patrons. Located in Chicago, the institute promoted itself as place that helps "the weak to grow in strength; the sick to throw off disease. We prevent sickness by giving the body strength." It provided a variety of treatments such as Turkish and Russian baths, general gymnastics, Swedish movements, vibration, massage, electricity, breathing exercises, needle baths and shower baths. These treatments supposedly would help to treat: constipation, obesity, rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, paralysis, adhesions, cramps, nervous troubles, scars, lumbago, dyspepsia, sciatica, debility, sleeplessness, spinal deformities, and special writing cramps. The card also states that the institute is for "persons who work in a sitting position, young people who lack muscular development, children who require special exercise, those who are recovering from a long sick spell and are in need of careful exercise to gain strength." The institute was open all night and even had a barber shop. Double sided card. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" General wear and soiling.