Medicine: Hot Milk for St. Bernards?

Physiologists know that alcohol is no real good for warming a badly chilled man. All it does is to flood the skin with blood drawn from vital internal organs, which need it more than the extremities do. In the end, using alcohol to speed up the blood flow simply speeds up the body's overall loss of heat.

This being so, says the Medical Journal of Australia, it is time to stop telling children about the famous dogs of the hospice of St. Bernard. "If it is true that each dog carried a flask of brandy,"*says...

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