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The hygienic reform of female clothing

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1046 (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1046

We have received an interesting little book by Dr. Neustätter containing some exceeding sensible suggestions as to the improvement, from the point of view of health, of women's clothing. The first principle that he lays down is that the weight of the costume, which he says averages 30 per cent. more than that of male attire, should be reduced to the smallest possible dimensions; secondly, that no pressure should …

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