Back in 1898 Herr Prof. Heinrich Lahmann , an early advocate of diet, exercise and loose clothing as being health improving, looked at those whalebone corsets and the damage they could do. This book that he published in 1898, now in the Museum of German History - shows what they did to the lungs, liver, stomach, intestines and bladder.
All in the name of beauty and fashion! Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil! as we say in French.
*It should be noted that Sisi's tight corseting prevented her from realizing she had been stabbed on that fateful day in 1898 when she was assassinated.
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