Buying cigarettes at the hospital bedside 1950’s.
In the 1950s, doctors would promote cigarettes and patients could purchase them at hospital bedside.
The first research to make a statistical correlation between cancer and smoking was published in 1930 in Cologne, Germany. In 1938, Dr. Raymond Pearl of Johns Hopkins University reported that smokers do not live as long as non-smokers. The tobacco industry dismissed these early findings as anecdotal — but at the same time recruited doctors to endorse cigarettes.