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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/908647-Barber-Poles
Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#908647 added April 8, 2017 at 5:49pm
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Barber Poles
Barber Poles
- history / symbology -

Prior to the mid-1500s, barbers had duties beyond treating and trimming hair. As barber-surgeons, they were also responsible for many minor medical procedures, most notably the catch-all remedy of bloodletting. Though barbers have since been banned from surgical practices, the traditional red-and-white stripes of the barber pole remains as a reference to barber-surgeons and the blood and bandages of their trade.


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