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Subject: Re: [YKS] Occupation - Hair Dresser
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 18:35:14 EDT
In a message dated 6/5/2002 4:12:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> We certainly were not aware of the practice of de-fleaing wigs with
> arsenic. What strange things our ancestors did!
Arsenic was used until quite recently in taxidermy as well.
Kathryne in muggy New York USA