Too Much Dancing Brings T.B. (Dec, 1932)

Wow! Who knew that Dancing and daylight savings time were responsible for tuberculosis? You learn something new everyday.
The public health posters would be fantastic:
“It’s all fun and games untill someone gets the consumption!”
“Fall back and you may never spring forward again!”

Too Much Dancing Brings T. B.
RECENT scientific investigations have proved that dancing must bear a part of the responsibility for the increase of tuberculosis among young people. Addiction to the terpsichorean diversion usually results in loss of sleep, which cannot be made up adequately on other nights. Insufficient rest and sleep lowers bodily resistance and gives the tuberculosis germs an easy conquest.
Daylight saving also has a hand in inflicting tuberculosis on young people, since it shortens the time permitted for sleeping. Children especially need all the rest they can get.

2 comments
  1. Stannous says: July 14, 20069:01 am

    Ohhh- Cause and Effect, I get it.

    It’s sort of the same way gay marriage causes divorce among straight couples?

  2. [...] Modern Mechanix had an interesting theory about dancing and daylight saving and the relationship these things had to consumption [...]

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