[AS.] Places for washing in, either for cleansing the skin or strengthening the body. For cleansing, tepid or warm baths are most effective; but being relaxing, they should not be used too often. The cold morning bath, either plunge, or sponge, is very beneficial to healthy persons. Sea-bathing is preferable to bathing in spring water. Turkish baths and electric baths are now in favor among rheumatic patients. Roman baths embraced swimming-baths, warm baths, baths of hot air, and vapor-baths. Other baths, as Russian, mud, douche, etc., are medicinal or of the nature of luxuries.