Death, Statistics, Gender, Amusement, Disease
Discusses a report that female mortality in Paris has dropped since stays went out of fashion, but that chignons have 'increased brain-fever nearly seventy-three per cent'. Warns that small waists and large chignons, still fashionable in London, are forms of 'fashionable suicide'. Laments that women suffer in order to 'look killing' and presents an extract describing the gruesome sources of hair used in chignons which Punch thinks explains why this fashion accessory causes brain-fever.
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