Medicine: Drunks

In legal medicine it is occasionally necessary to know just how drunk, or nearly drunk, a person was at the moment of accident or crime. For comparison purposes, Dr. Villedent of Paris has collated a table from French and German research. Conclusions depend on the fact that alcohol quickly permeates the human body and is carried by the blood. In the following table figures are transcalculated to U. S. measurements, for a 150-pound man: ALCOHOL-EFFECT

5 oz Practically sober

7 oz Inconsiderate

14 oz Exalted

17 oz Unfeeling

24 oz Dead drunk (unconscious)


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