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The Roumanian soldier and the spirit ration

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1060

The Roumanian soldier receives for breakfast either spirits, coffee, or tea. Some military surgeons believe that spirits at this meal should be abolished. The drinking of spirits has reached such a height among the agricultural population of Roumania that medical and judicial warnings are frequent, …

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