Value of Silk Underwear.
A tiemendous and unexpected demand has been thiown upon the silk knitting mills of America, sajs the New lorkWoild This is due to a discover} by Bohemian scientists that silk unuerweai is a protective against vermm. Jt'iofessor Ealand has shown that vermin aie the principal carriers of disease This is the great fear m warriddeh Europe, and accordingly all those who can afford to buy silk underwear aie flying to it as a refuge. The value, of silk underwear as a protection from the disease-carrying vermin has .been, found to be due to the chemicals used'in the prepaiation of the fabric, ijoreovei; the're appears to be an indefinable odonr about silk which -repels the insects m the same way as the ,essei'tial oil'of camphor or tar It-is-"to ,be remembered that odours scarcely perceptible to our sense of 'smell may be veiy objectinable to vermin "" "The use' of a- oeaar-lmed boi. is a familiar example of this. * i* T
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Value of Silk Underwear., Oamaru Mail, Volume XL, Issue 12682, 30 October 1915, Supplement
Value of Silk Underwear. Oamaru Mail, Volume XL, Issue 12682, 30 October 1915, Supplement
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