Prohibition and the Chemists’ War
Posted: 23 February 2010 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The Chemist’s War

It was Christmas Eve 1926, the streets aglitter with snow and lights, when the man afraid of Santa Claus stumbled into the emergency room at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. He was flushed, gasping with fear: Santa Claus, he kept telling the nurses, was just behind him, wielding a baseball bat.

Before hospital staff realized how sick he was

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Posted: 23 February 2010 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Accipiter - 23 February 2010 04:04 PM

As one of its most outspoken opponents, Charles Norris, the chief medical examiner of New York City during the 1920s, liked to say, it was “our national experiment in extermination.”

For some reason I’m not surprised that, even in disguise, Chuck Norris is opposed to this.

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Posted: 23 February 2010 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I would wonder if stories like this weren’t circulated during/after prohibition by supporters of the alcohol ban. Makes sense, to scare folks, without *actually* poisoning anyone…

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