Physicians there used a nasogastric drip of vodka to save the life of a poisoning victim after they ran out of the medicinal alcohol they normally use for cases such as this one. The man had ingested ethylene glycol, the common ingredient in antifreeze.
We'll drink to the doctors' ingenuity and the Italian tourist who benefitted from it. Wonder if he had a sudden craving for olives?
-- Lance Murray
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