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S.D. Mahomed
Shampooing Mahomed RARE
Great Britain: E.H. creasy Gazette Office, 1822. Rare Antiquarian. The only other known original first edition is in the British Library. Shampooing; or, The Benefits Resulting from the Use of the Indian Medicated Vapor Bath... by S.D. (Sake Deen) Mahomed. Published 1822, Brighton, UK, by E.H. Creasy, Gazette Office. First Edition. From the British Library: In 1822, Sake Dean Mahomed published Shampooing; or Benefits resulting from the use of the Indian medicated vapour bath. This medical work featured testimonies from his patients, as well as details of the treatment that made him famous. Mahomed's decision to publish a work of this kind was canny: the book acted as a marketing tool for his unique baths in Brighton, and capitalised on the early 19th century trend for seaside spa treatments. Born in Patna, India in 1759, Mahomed initially served as a soldier in the East India Company's Bengal Regiment, before arriving in Ireland in 1784 with his colleague, Captain Baker. During this time, Mahomed became the first Indian to write and publish a book in English (The Travels of Dean Mahomet, 1794). He also married Jane Daly. After moving to London, in 1810 Mahomed established the Hindostanee Coffee House at 34 George Street, the first Indian restaurant in Britain. Four years later, this restaurant venture had failed and in 1814 Mahomed moved his family to Brighton, a growing spa town at the time. Here he set up Mahomed's Baths, treating patients with muscular ailments with a massage or champi after a steaming bath of Indian herbs and oils. Mahomed's successful treatment brought … [Click Below for Full Description]
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