THE POGONOTOMIST (Jul, 1956)

THE POGONOTOMIST
MOST men shave their faces and are relieved to stop there. But Elbridge J. Casselman keeps going. He shaves his left arm every day and gets paid for it. As pogonotomist (comes from the Greek pogon for beard) for the Gem Safety Razor Corp., Mr. C. devotes his time to finding out how men can shave more smoothly and comfortably. By shaving one arm and then comparing the skin with his unshaved one, he gets a line on irritation, stubble growth, etc. Some Casselman hints on shaving: Use plenty of water and prepare your face two or three minutes before going for the razor, don’t dry the blade after you finish, turn the blade over after each shave, use two razors to give one a day off. In his years of study, Pogonotomist Casselman has written some profo

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