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Paperwork's History: Riveting (And LIfe-Saving)
"The unofficial hero of Mr. Kafka's book is Charles Hippolyte Labussière, a French government clerk who in 1794 purportedly saved hundreds of people from the guillotine by dissolving the relevant paperwork in Paris's public baths (or, as one version of the story has it, eating it)." The New York Times 12/16/12
Posted December 16, 2012 07:53 PM

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