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TOBACCO SMOKE ENEMAS
Unterricht wie man die aus dem Wasser gezogenen oder erstickten Menschen wieder zu sich selbst bringen, und ihr Leben erhalten könne
Bern: Municipal Printer, 1776. Contemporary decorated paper spine reinforcement. Only Edition. The Bern health council recommends tobacco smoke enemas to save drowning and choking victims, miners suffering black-lung disease and those with frostbite and hypothermia. "The mainstay of treating the 'apparently dead' was warmth and stimulation. Rubbing the skin was one method of stimulation, but injecting tobacco smoke into the rectum was generally thought more powerful" (Lawrence). The tobacco leaves were heated in a chamber attached to bellows, which pumped the smoke into the anus. The device is illustrated and its operation described. I have found only a defective copy in the U.S. In good condition (title stamped removed).¶VD18 1071443X; see Lawrence's "Tobacco smoke enemas" in The Lancet 359 (2002) 1442.
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