“He Prescribes Asbestos Medicine”

source: Newsweek, 1947
     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 23, 2014
     Category: Medicine | Advertising

So just how many 4'x8' sheets of the stuff did you have to inhale before you died?

Wait till the find out just exactly what lithium does has done to you.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/23/14 at 09:21 AM
As long as it stays in place asbestos is very good for the purpose of fire retardant. Unfortunately that isn't always the case.
Posted by KDP on 05/23/14 at 10:24 AM
Workers in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, back in the day, before anyone realized how dangerous the stuff was, used to wet wads of it, and throw them like snowballs at each other, for a lark. (So I was told from a former employee there.)
Posted by Will S. on 05/23/14 at 10:51 AM
As I recall, which doesn't always mean much anymore, there are six different minerals that are called "asbestos", with two different molecular structures. Something like 97% of the asbestos used was not the really dangerous kind, but OH LORD if you find out there's an asbestos molecule in the house it becomes a superfund site.
Posted by Mr Evilwrench on 05/23/14 at 04:08 PM
Afterthought: The houses were primarily built of asbestos in Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451."
Posted by KDP on 05/23/14 at 04:33 PM
If it is the dangerous kind of asbestos God help you because mesothelioma is a horrible way to die.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/23/14 at 08:02 PM
Monogamy is an even worse way to die 😜
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/23/14 at 09:46 PM
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