Bootleg Alcohol Effects

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of bootleg liquor and the damage it was doing to those who imbibed. One of the "side effects" of prohibition was alcohol poisoning. Since bootleg alcohol was not produced in distilleries under government supervision and wasn't, except in rare instances, made under the direction of chemists, its quality was extremely suspect. The chances of obtaining what was considered to be the real stuff was never better than eight in a hundred. In most cases it had been spiked with chemicals and poisons to give it "kick". As a result the deaths from alcohol poisoning increased dramatically. Whiskey could be obtained by prescription from medical doctors. The labels stated clear warnings that it was strictly for medical purposes and any other uses were illegal,
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