My grandmother smoked these to "treat" her asthma in the 1920s when she was a teenager. Dr. Batty's Asthma Cigarettes Cigarettes with unknown contents claimed to provide temporary relief of everything from asthma to colds, canker sores and bad breath. "Not recommended for children UNDER 6."
Father Kills Three Daughters with Snakes. An Egyptian man killed his three daughters aged 7, 5 and 3 by letting a poisonous snake bite them. The man bought two cobras and let them bite the children while they were asleep so as not to be caught. The maternal grandmother said that beginning with the birth of the first daughter, the man became hostile saying "I hate girls". When he discovered his wife was pregnant with a third daughter, he tried to poison the pregnant woman but failed. SO sad.
Robert Earl Hughes (1926-1958) was the heaviest man known in history during his lifetime. He had a malfunctioning pituitary gland which caused him to grow to 1070 pounds at a height of 6'1''. His chest measured 10'3'' around. He exhibited at carnivals and fairs and was popular, especially with children. He died at age 32 of the measles.