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Pinot Noir powders

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 25 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:861
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    In the early 1950s posters informed Parisians of the health risks of drinking wine. The Academy of Medicine had found it was definitely unhealthy to drink more than one litre of wine a day.

    Since those halcyon days the dose deemed compatible with good health has been whittled down—to almost homoeopathic levels. Accordingly, the complications of the grape have often given way to those of the poppy, so that in some hospitals …

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