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"In 1915 Dr. Edgar Berillon conveniently 'discovered' that Germans had intestines nine feet longer than all other humans, as well as being prone to polychesia (excessive defecation) and bromidrosis (body odour), by which criteria Berillon was able to uncover German spies and Germans masquerading as Alsatians. However absurd this pushing of racial ideas to their utmost extremes may now appear, it was nevertheless long possible to appear both erudite and scientific."--A History of French Passions 1848-1945: Intellect, Taste, and Anxiety (1993) by Theodore Zeldin

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Bromhidrosis or body odor (also called bromidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia) is the smell of bacteria growing on the body. These bacteria multiply considerably in the presence of sweat, but sweat itself is almost totally odorless. Body odor is associated with the hair, feet, groin (upper medial thigh), anus, skin in general, armpits, genitals, pubic hair, and mouth.

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