«Bath, steam room, den mother»
And how not to recall the stories about the Russian bath Fyodor Ivanovich Shalyapin!
- It is for me since childhood! "so words of the great artist about his love to the Russian bath.
«I loved with my father, " recalls Shalyapin, - to go to the bath... There washed and bothered we spend hours; up to tired to the point of exhaustion. And then, when I go out of the house, remember: no matter what city I neither came, first of all, if even one penny I had in my pocket, I walked into the bathroom and there's no end of a bath, íàìûëèâàëñÿ, pouring, steamed himself, øïàðèëñÿ - and again, all over again».
In one of the artistic biographies of f. And. Chaliapin in detail told about his commitment to áàííîìó heat. Vividly imagine, as Chaliapin is included in a bath-room, clutched in the hands of a large sponge, and an extensive birch broom. Permanent áàíùèê Chaliapin, dry old Äîðìèäîíò, run to meet with two great gangs: «Please, Fedor Ivanovich!» And immediately, standing on tiptoe, on it time after time, one after the other gangs of water, and, asking: «Not hot?» - enough sex with each other a good ten preset gangs. «Well!.. "enjoying Shalyapin. - Superb!.. Duy, Äîðìèäîíò, go on!..»
Further Shalyapin with a large hunting takes all of bathing procedures. With ïîêðÿõòûâàíèåì, with the enthusiastic shouts of «handles» his body hard blows whispering birch besoms... From the gray clouds of steam comes Shalyapin's voice: «Broom " all superiors chief! Bath - mother dear!.. And-uh-uh-x you! Love, brothers, bath-house!» Then to the tune of «Volga, Volga, mother dear», he sings: «steam room, steam room, den mother», and the rest of the companions of the bath makes him...
In recent years among scientists - historians and doctors conducted a lively debate around very curious ëå÷åáíèêà. The fate of this medieval medical treatise up to the end is not studied. There exist a few versions as to who was the author of a very instructive works. We will not go into disputes and historians will tell only one of the versions about the origin of the ancient medical books.
At the end of the XIX century in the library of Lorenzo de ' Medici in Florence was found most interesting ëå÷åáíèê under the name of «Ointment» («Alim»). Someone suggests that its written in the XII century Eupraxia was the granddaughter of the Kyiv Prince Vladimir Monomakh. Even as a child Eupraxia showed great interest in folk medicine, collecting herbs and healed the sick, for which its people have nicknamed Äîáðîäååé. The fate of the Evpraksia has developed so, that she was obliged to marry the Byzantine Tsarevich Alexis Comnenus and here, in Jerusalem, was given a new name - Zoe Princess still fond of medicine, studied the works of Hippocrates and Galen, wrote his wonderful ëå÷åáíèê, which is highly appreciated modern her doctors. In the «Salve» a lot of interesting things about the treatment of «external and internal diseases». It is curious, that the wounds were asked to treat «leaven», in which, as determined by the current medicine, included vitamins. Zoe-Eupraxia writes about the «teeth as white to do.» Many pages are devoted to health, which proved good bath, which is «very protects the health and strengthens the body».