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Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas

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Jennings devotes the second chapter of his book to the important synthesis ofclimatisme and thermalisme, an ideal whose best representation was the high-altitude thermal spas in tropical locales that became the prescribed cure for the most common colonial diseases, notably malaria. Jennings' concluding discussions remind us of Vichy's many symbolic meanings, providing a backdrop to all the colonial types - missionaries, military men, and administrators - who frequented the spas and drank the waters in an effort to purge their systems of deleterious colonial ailments.

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