May 1971

Wine and the Digestive System.

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By Salvatore Pablo Lucia, MD. Price $3.50. Pp 157. Fortune House, San Francisco, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(5):972. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310170180051

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A charming annotated bibliography, depicting the "effects of wine on the gastrointestinal system" (including gallbladder, pancreas, and liver). The survey spans 24 centuries of experience with the wondrous grape. "In the early part of the century some of the attacks on alcohol included its proscription because of damage to the liver, but these are based mainly on opinion as opposed to fact." Saluté!

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