Corset Damage to the Body
Health Risks of Corsets Real and Imagined
Many physicians believed that tight-lacing corsets led to severe organ displacement as well as other internal damage. Some even speculated that tight corsets caused ailments such as consumption and various forms of cancers. The corset controversy endured until changing fashion de-emphasized the waist.
Searchlights on Health (1920) by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols, The History, Mystery, Benefits and Injuries of the Corset (made available by Project Gutenberg).