Medicine: Miltown? No Martinis!

Warning to users of tranquilizing drugs: they should not be taken with alcohol. At San Francisco's Langley Porter Clinic three University of California researchers gave about four jiggers of bourbon each to 18 alcoholics, told them to lie down on a surgical table. Most subjects complied, made no fuss. A week later they got the whisky with the tranquilizer chlorpromazine: some lay down on the table, promptly went to sleep and snored loudly; others became loud and boisterous; some were "gay and irresponsible"; most had slurred speech. By blood tests, the researchers found...

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