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Public de-licers. Historical artwork of an Italian family performing a de-licing service on the streets of Rome in the early 19th century. Before the advent of powerful man-made insecticides and antibiotics this family were performing a necessary and important public service by removing lice from the scalp. Engraving published in a book on street traders in 1810.
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