Disturbing Health & Beauty Fads From The Victorian Era | Answers With Joe

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Here we go again. I recently covered the Victorian Era but today I want to point out the incredibly weird health and beauty practices that Victorians were into back in the day.

As I say in the video, Victorian medicine was a mix of terrible old ideas and terrible new ideas, from people drinking radioactive water to eating ground-up mummies our transition to the modern medical system we see today hit some interesting bumps in the road.

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LINKS LINKS LINKS:

https://historyofyesterday.com/eben-byers-the-man-who-drank-radioactive-water-until-his-jaw-fell-off-d2634336b504

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annette_Kellermann

https://thevictorianhistorian.com/beauty-fashion/

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/06/bathing-machines-of-19th-century.html

https://www.history.com/news/england-divorce-18th-century-wife-auction

http://www.victoriana.com/Victorian-Fashion/victorianbustles.html

https://www.ranker.com/list/victorian-era-skirts/setareh-janda

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/11/04/victorian-fashion-fad/

https://thevictorianhistorian.com/music/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/mumia-the-strange-history-of-human-remains-as-medicine#Mummy-and-other-remains-as-panacea

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/victorian-party-people-unrolled-mummies-for-fun

https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/mummies-and-the-usefulness-of-death

Time Stamps:
0:00 – Intro
1:26 – Weird Victorian Medicine
5:53 – They Did Weird Things To Look Good
8:11 – Women Had It Rough
13:14 – Barbershop Quartets
15:30 – They Ate Mummies (And Were Obsessed With Egypt)
20:38 – Conclusion
22:13 – Sponsor Read

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