Medicine: Cosmetics

Rouge, powder, lipstick were sponsored as simples for sanity, last week, by Dr. Edgar George Thomssen at the 34th annual convention of the American manufacturers of toilet articles, at Atlantic City, N. J. An approving audience heard about insane women led back to lucid normality by being given cosmetics to play with. Those more scientifically-minded pointed to the fact that if during the deep depressions and maniac excitements of insanity, patients are oblivious of their appearance, become dirty, disorderly, slovenly when left to themselves, they would be equally oblivious of the daintiest creams...

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