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How the OLD is used again



Strange Old Medical Tool . . . .
 Do you know what it is?  

Tobacco Smoke Enema (1750s-1810s)
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 Old Tool has been reintroduced in Washington D.C. by the Obama Administration. 

 Are you starting to feel it yet or do you need another puff of "stimulus"?