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The Smelly Ages

Peter Lopez

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The Middle Ages could have been called, "The Smelly Ages". It was during the Middle Ages that European physicians were convinced that bathing would open up one's pores and expose the body to "bar air". It was believed that warm water was the absolute worst, and the protective secretions of the body would be removed leaving us poor humans vulnerable to all sorts of ailments and maladies. I guess they believed we needed that extra coat of grime that our mother's always accused us of having (at least mine did).   Frequent baths were an absolute no-no to maintain good...