Girls: Bobby socks are bad for your health (1945)

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Bobby socks peril health, girls warned

St Paul, Minnesota — Bobby socks worn in the winter invite illness. That was the warning today to teen-age girls among whom the scanty hosiery is popular by Dr R H J Schoch, city health officer.

Chills traceable to bobby socks, he said, make the girls susceptible to colds, influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis and other ills. He cited the fact that there now are 22 girls between the ages of 14 and 22 confined in the tuberculosis pavillion at Ancker hospital.

Dr Schoch has asked the Ramsey County Public Health Association to include in its tuberculosis prevention program a warning to parents of teen-age girls that bobby socks are endangering the girls’ health.

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