Note: Not everyone approved of these new inventions… What was Eugène l’Heureux protesting against?
Frankly speaking, fresh air and the scent of woods can replace many hygiene products. In any case, we should hope that for the health of our urban population, that some of this fresh air is mixed into the deadly dust that rises from the petri dish for all the germs that envelope our cities and villages where there are automobiles.”
Source of extract: Free translation of Eugène L’Heureux, (Directeur, “Progrès du Saguenay”), 1927, Les problèmes des chantiers. Document qui se retrouve sur le site Les classiques des sciences sociales, http://classiques.uqac.ca/collection_histoire_SLSJ/lheureux_eugene/lheureux_eugene.html
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