Mythology and Socks
Comparative Philology, Narcotics, Chemistry, Disease
Claims that Hercules was poisoned not by the poisoned blood of a centaur, but by the toxic aniline compound from which the shirt was dyed red—the same compound 'which in coloured socks are blistering the feet and ankles of the British Public'.
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