‘Eels, being put into wine or beer, and suffered to die in it, he that drinks it will never endure that sort of liquor again’ 

Not sure what has moved me to resurrect this old post,  but here are two letters I sent to the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism from May 2010 and then May 2014 on a fragment of medical advice from the distant past:

‘Eels, being put into wine or beer, and suffered to die in it, he that drinks it will never endure that sort of liquor again’

 

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