Medicine: Milk & Whisky

Is milk a proper food for healthy adults? Is whisky a proper medication for sleepless infants? Last week these questions were being hotly debated in the medical profession.

Stone Starter. The U.S. dairy industry issues a flood of calorific propaganda, blazoning on hundreds of thousands of cartons the legend, "You never outgrow your need for milk—drink three glasses of milk a day!" The message is illustrated with drawings of three generations of contented consumers. In the U.S. generally, adults are drinking far more milk as a table beverage than people in the rest of the world, where it is usually reserved for...

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