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Research to Drink To

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by Stephen Drew, AIR staff

We are pleased to pass the word about these three research reports concerning drink.

Unusual Objective

"Patients Admitted to Emergency Services for Drunkenness: Moderate Alcohol Users or Harmful Drinkers?" Michel Reynaud, et al., American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 158, no. 1, 2001, pp. 96-9 (Thanks to Mark L. Burkey for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, who are at University Medical School, Clermont-Ferrand, France, begin their report with the following statement:

OBJECTIVE: Most of the patients admitted to hospital emergency services are drunk.

Lunar Liquid

"Moonshine Drinking Among Hypertensive Veterans in Philadelphia," SJ. Peitzman, et al., Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 145, no. 4, April 1985, pp. 632-4. The authors report that:

Nearly two thirds of 200 male hypertensive veterans surveyed in Philadelphia admitted to past ingestion of illicit alcoholic beverages (moonshine), many drinking it recently, and in the North.

Constant Drinking

"Measurement of Drinking Rates in Fish," D.H. Evans, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, vol. 25, no. 2, May 1968, pp. 751-3.

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