Benjamin Waterhouse Quote
“Tobacco is a filthy weed, That from the devil does proceed, It drains your purse, it burns your clothes, And makes a chimney of your nose.”
As quoted in: Dirk J. Struik, Yankee Science in the Making (1948)
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBenjamin Waterhouse
Bio: Benjamin Waterhouse was a physician, co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School. He is most well known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States, which he carried out on his own family.