It is amazing how much the human perspective has changed in the last fifty years.
The idea to apply tobacco smoke with an enema was a technique appropriated from the North American Indians.It was believed that the procedure could treat gut pain, and attempts were often made to resuscitate victims of near drowning.It usually took the form of an auction, often at a local market, to which the wife would be led by a halter (usually a rope) looped around her neck, arm or waist.The woman was then auctioned off to the highest bidder and would join her new husband after the sale was complete.After marriage, the husband and wife became one legal entity, a legal status known as coverture.
During this time in history, married women could not own property in their own right, and were, indeed, themselves the property of their husbands.
This article will be examining ten shocking beliefs and diagnosis that were developed during modern history.
During medieval times, women were completely subordinated to their husbands.
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.
The tobacco smoke enema was a medical procedure that was widely used in western medicine, during the turn of the 19th century.