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The Three Stooges in Out West

Last updated 6 years ago

One thing that we know about varicose veins and spider veins is that they do not discriminate. Whether you are male or female, tall or short, varicose and spider veins can appear on any persons legs and feet. While some people are more prone to developing unsightly veins, such as overweight individuals who have a heavy amount of weight bearing down on their joints, there is no one person who is completely immune to developing a vein or two on their legs and feet at some point in their life.

A prime example of this can be seen with The Three Stooges in Out West, a 1947 film released by Columbia Pictures. One of the main characters, Shemp, notices a rather large vein on his leg and thinks that he may have to amputate his entire leg if he does not get the vein removed immediately. Funny enough, Shemp’s doctor recommends that he head to the ‘old west’ for a couple weeks and that this will cure him of the “the biggest vein you ever saw.” In the film, Moe, Larry, and Shemp travel out West and in keeping with tradition, this trio finds the perfect ways to make us laugh at even the most non-humorous parts of life! Watch the YouTube clip below to see an 8-minute segment of the video, including a scene with the doctor Shemp meets out west who scares him silly by saying that he might use dynamite to get rid of the vein. Thankfully, varicose veins are much easier to treat nowadays!

If you suffer from varicose veins, spider veins or leg ulcers and live in or around the 5 boroughs, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan by visiting our website or calling (212) 204-6501. Dr. Lev is certified by the American Board of Phlebology to treat patients by using the most effective and current procedures and treatments available. During a consultation at our office, our vein doctor will conduct an assessment of your veins and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. We look forward to helping you restore your feet and legs to their natural and beautiful vein-free state.


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