Invalid “Fed” Cigarettes on a Stick (Mar, 1938)

Invalid “Fed” Cigarettes on a Stick

Because a patient with two broken arms was unable to hold a cigarette, authorities in a St. Louis, Mo., hospital devised the odd six-foot holder pictured at the right. A roommate lights a cigarette, places it in a hole in the end of the stick, and holds it to his friend’s lips. To raise his body for the purpose, he uses a support suspended above his bed, as shown. A nail in the end of the holder is used to feed the patient candy.

  1. docca says: April 20, 20075:07 pm

    “A nail in the end of the holder is used to feed the patient candy.”

    … or to club the patient to death, maybe.

  2. Rick Auricchio says: April 21, 200710:51 am

    One wonders whether the “feeder” got a discount on his hospital bill for serving the cigarettes to his roommate.

  3. Firebrand38 says: January 3, 20086:20 am

    What’s with the cigarette advertisements from this jerk?

  4. Charlie says: January 3, 20089:02 am

    It’s just spam. This blog gets a couple thousand spam comments a day. Normally the spam filter catches all but a dozen or so of those. I take care of the rest. You saw that one before I could kill it 🙂

  5. Pete says: June 10, 20081:22 pm

    Nothing like a little “bro-mance” to pick the ‘ol spirits up . 😉

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