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that it was impossible to obtain the least contraction in it. Ihis fact is of some importance in a hygienic point of view. It manifestly proves that alcohol introduced into the stomach in a state of vacuity dilates and paralyzes it. This observation corroborates the experiments performed by Dr. Laborde on numerous animals, and shows the danger of drinking alcohol on an empty stomach. This shouhl be a warning to those who are in tho habit of drinking wine or liquors on an empty stomach, as isdoi:10.1056/nejm189001301220510 fatcat:dk3eu5v3rvdcxp5axt7oe46hqy