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April 8, 2012
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Thought you would enjoy this educational moment in American history.

Can you name this strange old tool?  Do you know what it is?

Look below, read and learn.

Tobacco Smoke Enema (1750 - 1810)

The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “blow smoke up one’s ass.”

This has been reintroduced in Washington D.C. , by the Obama Administration. It will be part of the New Health Care.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Louis permalink
    April 8, 2012 5:28 pm

    So this is the tool that Obama has been using. Now that we know, we can all stop bending over.

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