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Author Topic: Beards, Victorians, dress length and Tuberculosis  (Read 58 times)

Description: In North America, by 1901 the beard was considered a public health issue. The contamination of milk supplies in New York becam

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Beards, Victorians, dress length and Tuberculosis
« on: November 04, 2016, 21:32:11 PM »






http://www.leylamei.com/blog/2014/7/17/your-beard-is-full-of-tuberculosis

In North America, by 1901 the beard was considered a public health issue. The contamination of milk supplies in New York became an international headline when it was argued that facial hair could harbour farmyard dirt or tuberculosis, which could then end up in the milk, infecting it with deadly bacteria. Consequently, the Milk Commission of the Medical Society of the County of New York put into place a regulation which ensured that only clean-shaven men would be allowed to milk cows and deliver their product to distribution centres.
This new rule also extended to doctors. Just like dairymen, doctors were exposed to bacteria and diseases which could become trapped in their facial hair, leading to suspicions of an increase in mortality rates among their patients
more at: https://museumofhealthcare.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/a-hair-razing-history-of-the-beard-facial-hair-and-mens-health-from-the-crimean-war-to-the-first-world-war/
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/experts-say-beards-are-breeding-grounds-for-bacteria/article/428361#ixzz3Zeuoo3lt
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