My latest Tablet magazine column is here. Read it and I bet your head starts to itch.

By the way, above is a modern lice comb, the LiceMeister. Below is a 5th century AD lice comb.

Astonishing, right? There’s a roundup of other delightful vintage lice comb pix here. DARE you not to scratch.

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  1. Frume Sarah April 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Really wondering what motivated this post.

    I have a series of lice-inspired posts starting with this one:

    Lice is really one of the most disgusting things I’ve had to handle as a parent.


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