Thought you would enjoy this educational moment in American history. Do you know what it is?
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Hint: Used by a physician...
Hint: It's a kit...
Tobacco Smoke Enemas (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 "Blowing smoke up your arse."
It has been reintroduced in Washington, by the Obama Administration as an integral part of the New Health Care Program.
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Ole buzzard posted on Photography A coal train travels along the Wenatchee River near Monitor, Washington, on its way back to the mines in the Powder River Basin near Gillette, Wyoming.
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Ole buzzard posted on The Road Automobilia Speaking of cabovers, for a time during the late 1950s/early 1960s, Mack offered a line of medium duty cabovers built with Mack frames and power trains, but utilizing Ford cabs. Here is an example of each.
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Ole buzzard posted on Photography On a bright summer day, an intermodal (container ) train travels past pine trees near Maine, Arizona.
Ole buzzard posted on The Road Automobilia Back when my father had his feed and grain business, he had a pretty varied fleet of trucks that were used for hauling grain. There was a 1948 White WC22 similar to the one below, except it was slightly longer with a tag (unpowered ) axle behind the powered one, a 1949 International KB-6, and a Studebaker (I don't remember the model ).
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Ole buzzard posted on Music FlatCityGirl's post below reminded me of my favorite Marty Robbins song.