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Ether drinking in east Prussia

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7141.1354c (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1354

Ether drinking, which was so prevalent in certain parts of Ireland a few years ago, was attributed by some to the success of Father Mathew's crusade against alcohol. The propounders of this theory appeared to hold with Byron that “men being reasonable must get drunk,” and that if he could not fulfil this hypothetical law …

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