On The Use And Abuse Of Alcoholic Liquors, In Health And Disease

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byWilliam Benjamin Carpenter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...times during the journey, and always with the same good effect. When at any time the cold became excessive, we had recourse to our dram, which insured us warmth and comfort for the next twelve or fourteen miles, without on any occasion, producing the slightest feeling of intoxication. Nor had the spirits which we took, any bad effects either upon the other passengers or myself. On the contrary, we were all, so far as I could learn, much the better for it; nor can there be a doubt, that without spirits, or some other stimulating liquor, the consequences of such severe weather would have been highly prejudicial to most of us."--This last statement cannot be admitted without an important reservation, sufficient to invalidate any inference drawn from this or similar cases as to the necessity for alcoholic liquors for the maintenance of the animal heat under exposure to severe cold. For it will be observed that the party started on their journey after a fast of several hours, no food having been taken that morning; and there is every reason to believe that if Dr. Macnish and his companions had breakfasted heartily before the commencement of their journey, they would not have found it necessary to have had such frequent recourse to the spirit-bottle; easily-digested solid food, especially such as includes oleaginous matter, taken in conjunction with hot liquids (especially Coffee), being at least as efficacious as a heat-producing material, as alcoholic liquors can be. In proof of this assertion, we shall now cite a series of facts which are, we conceive, quite adequate to demonstrate it. 120. In the first place, the author may relate his own experience of a journey performed on the outside of a stage-coach from Exeter to Bristol, on the 20th of January, 183...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...times during the journey, and always with the same good effect. When at any time the cold became excessive, we had recourse to o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217735363

ISBN - 13:9780217735360

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