Self-Care Methods From The Past

WAXING WITH X-RAYS

X-rays were invented in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen, and this electromagnetic radiation is currently used to see bones or other internals in the medical field. However, you might be surprised to learn that X-rays were also used to remove body hair in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, they took the practice to the extreme that was actually dangerous for their health.

Image credits: Hair Facts

Image credits: Hair Facts

Nowadays, we even wear protection, such as a vest, during a teeth x-ray. But, back then, they had no idea that radiation was so dangerous for living beings. People who hated body hair would expose the area to around a maximum of 20 hours of radiation. 

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