Medicine: Tips for Tipplers

Is delirium tremens fatal? Does whiskey drinking cause cirrhosis of the liver? Will too much liquor cause insanity? These and other fascinating questions are answered in Alcohol Explored (Doubleday, Doran; $2.75), a new popular book published last fortnight by famed Yale Physiologists Howard Wilcox Haggard, Elvin Morton Jellinek. Highlights:

> Although seldom prescribed by doctors, alcohol has its good points. It is "the safest of all sedatives, "and, in small snifters, is an excellent tonic and appetizer.

> Two or three jiggers of whiskey sharpen the senses for a few minutes, also increase muscular skill. At...

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