150 years ago:The place of wines in the diet of ordinary life. Practitioner Dec 2018;262(1821):27

150 years ago: The place of wines in the diet of ordinary life.

20 Dec 2018Registered users

We add here a few words in correction of a statement which occurs in a former paper, and which, by ambiguity of phraseology, has led to misunderstanding and consequent cavil. We did not intend, when recommending the “hard-working student” to allow himself a bottle per diem of weak Bordeaux wine, to give that recommendation to young lads. We were thinking of “hard working students” of middle age; and we would state our very firm conviction, that for youths (say under 25) whose bodily frame is yet not fully consolidated, the proper rule is either no alcohol or very little indeed.

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