Medicine: Drinks for Drivers

On no less an authority than that of Yale ("Drink Her Down") University, it was argued last week that a highball, a Martini or three glasses of beer could be consumed on an empty stomach without impairing its owner's ability to drive a car. Double the amounts could be taken after eating.

Dr. Howard Wilcox Haggard, director of Yale's Laboratory of Applied Physiology, deplores drunken driving, believes that a combination of "science, law and common sense . . . [will] diminish alcoholic motor fatalities." In The New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Haggard and assistants Leon A. Greenberg and Louis...

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