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Tobacco Enema. By the turn of the 19th century, tobacco smoke enemas had become an established practice in western medicine. The treatment was considered by Humane Societies to be as important as artificial respiration. Meaning, if you stopped breathing, the doctor’s first action was to shove a tube up your rectum and to begin pumping tobacco smoke in your body.

Tobacco Enema. By the turn of the 19th century, tobacco smoke enemas had become an established practice in western medicine. The treatment was considered by Humane Societies to be as important as artificial respiration. Meaning, if you stopped breathing, the doctor’s first action was to shove a tube up your rectum and to begin pumping tobacco smoke in your body.

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Dimple Machine | 15 More Very Questionable Retro Inventions

15 More Very Questionable Retro Inventions

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sutured-infection:  Frontal sinus transilluminator, from Joseph D. Bryant and Albert H. Buck’s American practice of surgery, 1906.

sutured-infection: Frontal sinus transilluminator, from Joseph D. Bryant and Albert H. Buck’s American practice of surgery, 1906.

Gregor Mendel and blending theory cartoon  and pea farming activity.

Gregor Mendel and blending theory cartoon and pea farming activity.

We invented the first effective radium treatment for cancer!  Developed in 1910 by John Joly and using radon gas, given off by radium, rather than the radium itself (which caused more harm than good).

We invented the first effective radium treatment for cancer! Developed in 1910 by John Joly and using radon gas, given off by radium, rather than the radium itself (which caused more harm than good).

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