Le Corset by Ludovic O’Followell.
In 1908, a French doctor, Ludovic O’Followell, used x-ray radiography, a medical technology that at the time was still in its infancy, to demonstrate the potential health detriments of the corset. 
A picture speaks a million words. His radiographs showed how the metal enforced corsets squashed ribs cages, restricted breathing, and displaced organs downwards.
His work, along with other physicians, helped usher a new focus on flexible and comfortable corsetry and clothing design.

Le Corset by Ludovic O’Followell.

In 1908, a French doctor, Ludovic O’Followell, used x-ray radiography, a medical technology that at the time was still in its infancy, to demonstrate the potential health detriments of the corset. 

A picture speaks a million words. His radiographs showed how the metal enforced corsets squashed ribs cages, restricted breathing, and displaced organs downwards.

His work, along with other physicians, helped usher a new focus on flexible and comfortable corsetry and clothing design.

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