Medicine: The Loaded Canapes

A Helsinki housewife decided that her husband's stag party would be just the place to try out Antabus tablets, which are intended to make alcohol distasteful to alcoholics (TIME, Dec. 6). She put some, in powdered form, in the party's smorgas, popular with Finns as well as Swedes. The results were sensational. Within 10 to 45 minutes, whether they had drunk beer, wine or hard liquor, the guests had splitting headaches and were vomiting. Their blood pressure and pulse rate shot up. It became the worst lost weekend any of them had ever known; twelve landed in a hospital; several almost...

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