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The evil effects of the corset

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7397.1014/a (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1014

Generations of medical men and some few enthusiastic reformers have repeatedly protested against the use of corsets, and have ascribed to them many of the ailments which are relatively common amongst women who wear them, but no more comprehensive accusation has been brought against the use of these articles of female attire than that contained in a paper by Dr. W. Williams of Liverpool, published in the …

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