Medicine: Canadian Hygiene

A thoroughgoing man, Dr. Forbes Godfrey, Minister of Health for the Canadian Province of Ontario, last week forbade the further use of roller towels in all business and public lavatories; of powder puffs and sponges in all barbershops; of wooden bedsteads in public lodging houses of the Province. Reasons, well known to U. S. dwellers among whom such hygienic measures now seem almost antediluvian: germs teem on public towels, puffs and sponges; bedbugs nest in the joints of wooden bedsteads, in the crevices of their peeling veneer, in their "antique" wormholes.


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