Medicine: Liquor & Work

Liquor & Work Drinkers have often comforted themselves with the thought that they get energy out of the alcohol they consume. Doctors, who like physiological proof, have not been so sure. After half a century of tests and arguments, there are still many who contend that the energy from alcohol is dissipated as heat and cannot be used for muscular work.

Last week in the New York State Journal of Medicine the drinkers were given the decision over the doubting doctors by Louise J. Daniel, Cornell biochemist. From the latest nutritional and biochemical...