18 September 2010 @ 06:03 pm
Dr Bouchard's Flesh Reducing Soap, 1926  

From The Australian Home Journal June 1926
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Miss Tiamisstia on September 18th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
make sure you save this and repost next month during our medical claims in ads contest!
umiyuri on September 18th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Quite scary. You'd only ever use it on the one part of yourself you wanted to get rid of.

...Alternately, you could use it on your food.
bomb dot com: fob patrick not sure what to thinkglass_houses on September 18th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
If you used it over your entire body, would you disappear?
umiyuri on September 18th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't recommend doing that.

After all, curvy models just came back in.
phantomessjphantomessj on September 18th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that "overburdened fat folk" made me snicker. "Flesh reducing" makes is sound like a knife that will gradually trim the fat away.
E♥: Bert Convy: Tee hee!whoseline_wlsc on September 18th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Eek, that is scary. How would that work, I wonder?
Kristina with a Ktanwen on September 18th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
I read that as "soup" at first & I thought it sounded like the Acid Bath murders!
Kentucky Fried Spazkyspaz on September 18th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
It's like zombie soap, only it wants to eat your flesh and not your brains.
Clavallyclavally on September 18th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I want to know what they could possibly think would just absorb through the skin and eat fat.

Wonder what else women put themselves through to fit into a slinky flapper dress!
JazzyBabejazzybabe56 on September 18th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
probably the same things we do now to fit into those stupid super-skinny jeans....LOL
...my own true Hollywood story....: blingometerannamaryse on September 18th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Hate that flab? Just wash it away!
franklanguage: AAAGGGGGGGHHH!franklanguage on September 19th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Great idea; too bad it never caught on.
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