Of Ears, Ear-Rings, and Ear-Picks
P T W, pseud. [Peter T Westcott] *
Reports: 'Several naturalists and physicians have held, that cutting off the ear rendered persons barren and unprolific'. Relates Hans Sloane's findings, published in the Philosophical Transactions, concerning the role of ear-picks in causing deafness.
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