Malpractice Podcast

#3.18: Deadly Fashion, Pt. II

January 12, 2022 Jessica Oswald & Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge Season 3 Episode 18
Malpractice Podcast
#3.18: Deadly Fashion, Pt. II
Show Notes

In this week's episode, Syd & Jess team up to cover two of history's deadly fashion trends - top hats that caused mercury poisoning and the practice of foot binding! Erethism or "mad hatter's disease" was a real neurological condition caused by the toxic chemicals used in hat making, and foot binding was the surprising cultural practice which led to TINY feet of 3-4 inches. We're bringing you another week of shocking fashion trends!

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Sources for this episode:
https://www.history.com/news/where-did-the-phrase-mad-as-a-hatter-come-from
https://www.grunge.com/608295/the-untold-story-of-the-danbury-shakes/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/dress-hat-fashion-clothing-mercury-arsenic-poison-history
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erethism
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-cl-21124503/episode/chinas-foot-binding-tradition-30207655/
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/04/12/fatal-fashion-15-deadliest-fashion-and-beauty-trends-in-history/
https://www.worldhistory.org/Foot-Binding/
https://unbelievable-facts.com/2018/06/bizarre-fashion-trends.html
https://www.adolescent.net/a/deadly-fashion-trends-in-history
https://whatculture.com/offbeat/9-deadly-fashion-trends-that-actually-killed-people?page=8
https://mcpod.libsyn.com/footbinding-in-imperial-china
https://allthatsinteresting.com/chinese-foot-binding

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