By Atom Bergstrom
Tight-lacing can literally cut your liver in half.
“Don’t Fence Me In” is your liver’s theme song.
Charles Murchison, M.D. (Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Liver, 1877) wrote …
“Apparent enlargements of the liver from tight-lacing are far more common than is generally believed. You cannot pay many visits to the post-mortem room without absorbing examples of this malformation, which accounts for not a few movable tumours in the abdomen that are a source of anxiety both to the patient and the medical attendant. Moreover, these acquired malformations of the liver, although most common in females, are occasionally observed in the male sex. I show you here [illustration not included] the liver of a man with a deep furrow, from indentation of the ribs, which resulted apparently from the practice of wearing a very tight belt. I may also call your attention to the case of a man, aged 23, lately under your observation in the hospital, with a firm movable tumour in the epigastrium, which there was reason to believe was a portion of the liver partially detached from a similar cause.”
Takeaway — Two half-livers are not better than one whole liver.
Over 15,000 people are on the waiting list for a liver replacement. Don’t let it be due to tight belts, girdles, and corsets.
Loosen up a notch on the kink wear and bondage clothing, boys and girls!