Foreign News: Dirty People

Fascinated by the question whether Parisians are dirtier than the citizens of Madrid, that outspoken Spanish daily La Voz commented last week thus: "Curious statistics recently gathered in Paris show an average of only two and three-quarter baths per year per Parisian. Surely in Madrid the average is not so low! Yet we urge the bath strongly as a daily practice of cleanliness. The Greeks and the Romans bathed often but under Christianity, which demanded austerity and deprecated beauty, the bath certainly declined in some countries. The results were uncleanly habits with which too many Spaniards are unhappily still imbued.''


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