We find interesting line of the bath at many well-known writers.
«Hey, you figure! - cried the fat, белотелый Lord, seeing in the fog tall and skinny man with a beard and with a large copper cross on his chest. - Поддай couple!
I, your honor, not банщик, and the Barber. It's not my business a couple of поддавать. Would you кровососные jars place?»
So begins the story And. P. Chekhov «In the bath», first published in 1885, in the magazine «Fragments». Later the writer had put the story in the collection of works. In this юмореске is the character of Nicodemus Егорыч Потычкин. And Потычкин ascends in the steam room at the top shelf: «Nicodemus Егорыч was a goal, like every naked man, but at the top of his bald head was a cap».
A curious detail. Today's lovers of steam, as it is known, wearing a ski cap or old felt hat. And this is, so to say, a scientific rationale: to avoid a rush of blood to the head.
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For «fortress and the health of the body»
Speaking about the Russian bath, want to come back to the treatise of Antonio Nunez Риберо Sanchez. Sanchez writes about Russian baths as of драгоценнейшем wellbeing, which could lead to a «fortress and the health of the body,» not only in Russia. So, in fact, happened. Russian baths began to spread throughout the world. So, for example, after the campaign of Napoleon to Russia, its destruction and the entry of Russian troops in Western European countries our baths were built in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Even in the XVIII century the sauna at our sample were to do in London and new York.
What is, according to Sanchez, the superiority of Russian bathhouse? Antonio Nunez Риберо writes that although there are no luxury of Roman baths, but «the Russians are produced in the same room what the Romans did, and the Turks and the inhabitants of the Eastern and now is done in four or five.» But the most important advantage, emphasizes Sanchez, is how amenable to par. In the Russian sauna steam is injected with the help of the Kamenka river, which formed the hot stones. Wanted to hot - splashed water in the heater. «This renewal of vapor repaired through every five minutes. ...In the Roman, Turkish bath steam goes out because poured over the hot floor, under which pass pipes. But as they do not переменяются fresh air, then easily you can conclude that these baths have disadvantages, which in Russian сивсем averted».