A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 20, 2014
“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikiquote: Erma Bombeck
Erma Louise Bombeck (née Fiste; February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes-eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife. By the 1970s, her columns were read twice-weekly by 30 million readers of the 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.

Google News Archive
12 January 1975, Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune, “At Wit’s End: Faith, Hope And Suspicion Are Yardsticks For Measuring Trust” by Erma Bombeck, pg. 11-E, col. 2:
1. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Google Books
Control Your High Blood Pressure--Without Drugs!
By Cleaves M. Bennett and Charles Cameron
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1984
Pg. 114:
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Bombeck

Google News Archive
11 June 1985, Wilmington (NC) Morning Star, “Home gardening’s popularity now in full blossom” by Erma Bombeck, pg. 6C, col. 2:
After all, no one wants to go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

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Bombeck’s Rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
12:46 AM - 21 Oct 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, October 20, 2014 • Permalink


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