Ben Franklin’s Solution For Everything Was To Get Naked
Franklin believed - somewhat correctly, though against conventional wisdom of the day - that illness spreads via stagnant air. He thought it was "frowzy corrupt air" (grundle funk) trapped by oppressive clothing that was the source of most ill health - and he had just the solution!
In this letter to his doctor buddy, he raves about his radical new discovery of... reading naked and then taking a nap:
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