Letter to Georgiana Morpeth, 16 February 1820BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7331.201c (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:201
Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have—so I feel for you. Here are my prescriptions.
1st Live as well as you dare.
2nd Go into the shower-bath with a small quantity of water at a temperature low enough to give you a slight sensation of cold.
3rd Amusing books.