Medical Testimony On Alcohol

 

Dr. Ezra M. Hunt says: "The capacity of alcohols for the deterioration of functions and initiation and the promotion of organic lesions in vital parties, is insurmountable by any registration throughout the drug range. The facts as soon as To this are so indisputable, and so far granted by the profession, as not to be debatable. Changes in the stomach and the liver, in the kidneys and lungs, in the blood vessels to the capillary minutest, and in the blood to disturbances smaller and white blood disk. Of the degenerations of secretion, fibroids and fats in almost all organs, deterioration of muscle energy, impressions as deep in both nervous systems as often toxic, and like these, are those of The manifested results. And these are not confined to the so-called seekers. "

Professor Youns says: "It is evident that, so far to be the conservative of health, alcohol is an active and powerful cause of disease, interfering, as it does, with breathing, circulation and nutrition; now, it is Any other possible result? "

Dr. F.R. Lees says: "That alcohol should contribute to the fattening process under certain conditions, and produce in the fluent degeneration fat of blood, follows, of course, since, on the one hand, we have an agent that retains the subject of waste by falling The nutritious and excretory functions, and, on the other, a direct poisoner of the vesicles of the vital current ".

Dr. Henry Monroe says: "There is no type of tissue, whether healthy or morbid, which may not suffer fat degeneration; and there is no organic disease so problematic for the doctor, or so difficult to cure. Yes, for the help of the microscope, we examine a very fine section of the muscle taken from a person with good health, we find the signature of the muscles, elastic and a bright red, formed by parallel fibers, with beautiful crosses or stretch marks; but, if we examine Similar way the muscle of a man who leads a idle life, sedentary and is pleased in intoxicating beverages, we detect, at the same time, a pale, flaccid, inelastic and oily aspect. Alcoholic narcotization seems to produce these peculiar conditions of the fastest tissues. That any other agent with which we are familiar. 'Three quarters of chronic illness that the doctor has to deal with, "says Dr. Chambers,' are caused by this disease. ' The eminent French analytical chemist, LecAlu, found up to one hundred and seventeen fat parts in a thousand parts of the blood of a drunkhip, the best estimate of the amount in health is eight and a quarter of the parties, while the ordinary amount is not More than two or three parts, so that the blood of the drunk contains forty times in excess of the ordinary amount. "

Dr. Hammond, who has written, in partial defense of alcohol when containing a power of food, says: "When I say that, of all other causes, it is more prolific in exciting deranging brain, spinal cord and nerves , I make a statement that my own experience shows that it is correct. "

Another eminent doctor says of alcohol: "replaces the suppuration of growth. Help in time to produce the effects of age; and, in a word, it is the genius of degeneration."

Dr. Monroe, who "alcohol, taken in small amounts, or largely diluted, as in the form of beer, makes the stomach gradually lose their tone, and does it depending on the artificial stimulus. Atony, or lack of tone From the stomach, the overcome gradually and the incurable disorder of health outcomes. In case of a dose of alcoholic beverage daily, the heart will often become hypertrophied or expanded in everything. In fact, it is painful witness Of the number of people who are really working under heart disease, mainly due to the use of alcoholic liquors. "

Dr. T.K. Cameras, doctor for the Prince of Wales, says: "Alcohol is really the most little generous diet that exists. Blood is fought, and there is no safe path to that degeneration of muscle fiber for both to fear; and in the disease cardiac. It is more especially hurtful, accelerating the rhythm, causing capillary congestion and irregular circulation, and thus induces dilatation. "

Sir Henry Thompson, a distinguished surgeon, says: "Do not take your daily wine under any pretext that it does well. Take it out frankly as a luxury that must be paid, by some people very slightly, for some at a high price, but always Paid. And, above all, a certain loss of health, or mental power, or temperament calm, or of judgment, is the price ".

Dr. Charles Jewett says: "The late Prof. Parks, from England, in its great work in hygiene, has effectively eliminated the notion, long and very entertaining, that alcohol is a valuable prophylactic where bad weather, bad water and there are other unfavorable conditions for health, exist; and an unfortunate experiment with the article, in the Army of the Union, on the banks of the Chickahominy, in 1863, demonstrated conclusively that, instead of protecting the human constitution against The influence of hostile health agencies, its use gives you an additional force. The medical history of the British army in India teaches the same lesson. "

But why does it present a more distant testimony? Is not it complete evidence? The man who values ​​good health; Who would not have the basis of illness and suffering in their last years, we do not need to offer a single additional argument in favor of total abstinence of alcoholic beverages? He avoided them as poisons.

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