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The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

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  • The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History (Knopf Canada) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Katherine Ashenburg

    The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

    Hardcover, Knopf Canada
    2007
    English
    368 pages

    ISBN: 0676976638
    ISBN-13: 9780676976632

    For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a public two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, a scraping of the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the seventeenth-century aristocratic Frenchman, it meant changing his shirt once a day, using perfume to obliterate both his own aroma and everyone else's, but never immersing himself in - horrors! - water. By the early 1900s, an extraordinary idea took hold in North America - that frequent bathing, perhaps even a daily bath, was advisable. ... Show more

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