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Offline Nick29

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Re: Suicide
« Reply #18 on: Friday 07 August 09 10:25 BST (UK) »
The Victorians misguidedly thought that many quite dangerous things were good for them, which is why you could openly buy ozone producing apparatus, products containing radioactivity, and electric shock machines.  X-Rays were considered to be beneficial to the health, and you could get your feet X-Rayed in shoe shops right up to the 1950's  :o

I expect each one was called "the marvel of the age"  :)
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« Reply #19 on: Friday 07 August 09 18:11 BST (UK) »
Right Nick, I went to Spain with a pal in 1962, he bought a bottle of mineral water to cure a hangover, of which we had many. The label said "muy radioactive!" In 1901 my grandmother was on a tonic Mother Segals syrup, dilute hydrocloric acid. Your point made!
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