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From: "La N" <>
Subject: Re: Diana, Princess Of Wales & Continuing Mindless Celebrity Worship
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:04:17 GMT
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"Vince" <> wrote in message
> Bryn wrote:
>> Needing no introduction "an" Usenet stalwart wrote:
>>> Bryn wrote:
>>>> Needing no introduction "an" Usenet stalwart wrote:
>>>>> Why go to the pub at all if one can drink a better class of
>>>>> hooch at
>>>>> with a cherished loved one?
>>>> An entirely recent development.
>>> Nah, Bryn, hooch has been around a looong time...you're just slow
>>> on the uptake. :-)
>> I've not felt the same about hooch since a Lab Tech shared his with
>> me. It transpired that it was largely Lab ethanol with a dash of
>> I had a headache for 3 weeks and kidney problems for months.
> That Coke will do it to you
> laboratory grade usp ethanol is perfectly drinkable if diluted
And, here's an example where a hospital actually fed vodka to a patient via
October 10, 2007 4:39 a.m. PT
Hospital gives man drip-feed of vodka
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRISBANE, Australia -- Doctors plugged an Italian tourist into a
drip-feed of vodka to save him at a hospital in Australia that ran out
of the medicinal alcohol it would normally have used for treatment.
The 24-year-old Italian, who was not further identified, was brought
to Mackay Base Hospital in northeastern Queensland state and was
diagnosed as having ingested a large quantity of ethylene glycol, a
common ingredient of antifreeze that can cause renal failure.
Pure alcohol is often given in treating such cases because it can
inhibit the toxic effects of ethylene glycol.
Mackay Base Hospital Dr. Pascal Gelperowicz said the man was given
pharmaceutical-grade alcohol when he arrived, but that the hospital's
supplies soon ran out.
"We quickly used all the available vials of 100 per cent alcohol and
decided the next best way to get alcohol into the man's system was by
feeding him spirits through a naso gastric tube," Dr. Gelperowicz said
in a statement.
"The patient was drip-fed about three standard drinks an hour for
three days in the intensive care unit," he said. "The hospital's
administrators were also very understanding when we explained our
reasons for buying a case of vodka."
The patient, was believed to have ingested the poison in an attempt at
self-harm, made a successful recover. The incident occurred about two
months ago, though the hospital just released information on the case.
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