Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Zero tolerance

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:392
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    When I was young we often ran out of shampoo. Then I squeezed washing up liquid into my hand to wash my hair. It gave a fantastic lather, but it was like CS gas on the eyes. Anything was better than a bar of Lifebuoy soap though. Our other male grooming product was Brut, an aftershave designed to cover the fact we bathed only once a week. In the 1970s, advertising was primitive—some …

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