Too Much Nudism Is the Bunk (Feb, 1933)
Too Much Nudism Is the Bunk
ARGUMENTS for last summer’s fad of nudism based on the theory that the absence of clothes is good for health, are exploded editorially in the New York City medical periodical, American Medicine. Reasonable exposure of the skin to air, sunlight and the water of rivers or the sea has full medical support. Old-fashioned heavy and impervious clothing was condemned long before modern ideas of nudism were thought of. The point made by the medical editors is merely that it is not necessary to expose all of the body to air or sunlight or to expose it all of the time. The authorities are skeptical also of the moral and mental benefits claimed for nudism.