And now for something completely different.

Did you even know that such a process existed?

12871470_10154115141762184_6316130031501150548_n

Tobacco Smoke Enema Kit (1750s – 1810s).

The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, but primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration.
Doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “blowing smoke up your ass.”

You are no doubt aware that this is still used by all levels of government.

smokeWant to learn more? Click here.

 

 

 

25 thoughts on “And now for something completely different.

      1. hmm…if you take your history, I think it is not confortable and quiet degrading, and as the commmon phrase ( as I understood it)? Well the same? For one person it should be under his dignity and for the other may be also not confortable but more annoying?

        Liked by 1 person

  1. How entirely fascinating! Of course I know the expression but I had never stopped to consider it’s origins and in fairness I don’t think, if I had, that I would have come anywhere near the truth …. quel horreur – you fall in a lake, are all but dead when they drag your limp, weed coated form onto the shore and then you are vaguely aware of them inserting bellows into your behind and exhaling tobacco smoke into your impassables – I need to go and lie down in a darkened room … this notion is likely to haunt me for many moons 🤭

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s