Questions tagged [hygiene]
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How did the plague doctors get rid of the infections on their gear?
Back in the day with "plague doctors", they had this scary-looking but apparently effective protection gear with the beak and gloves and hat and cape and whatnot. Apparently, it was enough ...
Did medieval kingdoms issue health related guidelines?
Today national health protection agencies around the world such as CDC in United States often issue health and personal hygiene guidelines during pandemics or epidemic or where a large population of ...
Was frequent bathing for personal hygiene in medieval Europe common or not?
The usual narrative: No bathing There is a frequently debunked claim that medieval Europeans did not bathe. Occasionally, the claim is connected to pandemics of the era and extended to the idea that ...
How common were private bathing facilities in Late Republican Rome?
For example, there are small private bathtubs in Pompeii, but this is about 150 years later and in a period that practices were changing, as more people became wealthy enough to have such things. My ...
How was city cleaning financed and organized in the late 19th century?
This answer about usage of horses contains a brief description of the situation of New York. Are there examples where city cleaning was done by firms or was the communal government responsible for ...
Were slaves allowed to use the Roman baths?
Or to quip: could slaves be patrons of baths?