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April 1985

Moonshine Drinking Among Hypertensive Veterans in Philadelphia

Author Affiliations

From the Hypertension Screening and Treatment Clinic, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia (Mss Bodison and Ellis), and the Department of Medicine, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Dr Peitzman).

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(4):632-634. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360040050011

• Nearly two thirds of 200 male hypertensive veterans surveyed in Philadelphia admitted to past ingestion of illicit alcoholic beverages (moonshine), many drinking it recently, and in the North. They were more likely to be black and have gout than those denying moonshine use. But we did not detect unequivocally high bodily lead burden in a small subsample.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:632-634)

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