Doctors, Dentists & Nurses
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
"More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette"
Dates: 1946, 1947, 1950, 1946
These advertisements reinforce the status of a doctor as “a scientist, diplomat, and a friendly sympathetic human being all in one.” The hardworking doctors who create medicines and tend to children and the elderly are featured in the ads. These benevolent and expert doctors smoke Camels, so it must be safe for the public to do so as well. The M and D, the first letters of the first two words, are accentuated in red, reinforcing the associated cigarette with medical prestige.