Sawbones: Bidets

Sawbones: Bidets

Update: 2020-01-1013
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We bidets have been all the rage for years around the globe, they never really caught on in the U.S. What part of their seedy history kept them out of American homes? And what (if any) are their health benefits? We've got all that and more on the new Sawbones!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Fionna Grant

I don't think bathrooms were much of a separate room in people's homes before indoor plumbing. I got the impression that people tended to either bathe in their bedrooms or near the fire perhaps in the kitchen or near wherever the water was heated. People used commodes or chamber pots or directly used toilets that were often separate from the house. Even after the installation of flushing toilets people often continued to use chamber pots in their rooms because their was a feeling that toilets were connected to the sewers and were considered unclean. I got most of the from watching documentaries like Lucy Worsley's 'A History of the Home', and i think everything I have seen, I watched quite sometime ago; so maybe I'm very wrong.

Jan 22nd
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Lo K

Please don’t use the quip toothbrush. It’s terrible. I have never seen good results on any patients who try them. -your local dental hygienist.

Jan 17th
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Sawbones: Bidets

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