why did Benjamin Franklin think that an air bath would be better than a water bath?
Hmm do you mean like an aeroponic bath?
... because air doesn't leave your skin all wrinkly ...
oh, that silly Ben Franklin! and he thought that lightning had electricity!!! goofy ole goat...;-)
I think people back then thought that water would cause more infections for some reason? Maybe that will help you? But they didnt understand the benifits of water and soap to clean the skin and hair.
Someday people will wonder why we poisoned ourselves with chemotherapy to try to do away with cancer too. Sometimes we make foolish decisions because of our ignorance pertaining to a certain subject.