Fillers One hundred years ago

The cigarette and the depopulation problem

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:267

The list of ill effects attributed to tobacco is already longer than Homer's catalogue of the ships. That pleasant poison is held accountable for intermittency of the pulse and palpitation of the heart; for dyspepsia, gastralgia, and loss of appetite; for angina pectoris, various disorders of vision, tendency to vertigo, loss of memory, blunting of sensibility and impairment of motor power. Tremor …

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