Review of Reviews,  9 (1894), 291–92.

Rational Dress for Women




Publications abstracted:

Emily A Bruce Arena

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Gender, Disease, Physiology, Rationalism

    In a 'symposium on the rational dress movement', Emily A Bruce, 'Speaking from her experience as a physician', declares 'that "more women die annually in our country from the effects of faulty dressing than from all the contagious diseases combined', and suggests the adoption of a 'modified Syrian dress' which affords 'ample room everywhere for absolute freedom of motion and for the ever-recurring physiological congestions of the digestive tract' (291).

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