Here's an even better example of the medical profeesion's different attitude to drink in the 19th century. It's a page of classified ads from the Lancet of April 20th 1872. (The Lancet is a medical journal which is still published.)
Every single advert but one is for booze. Booze of every description: beer, wine, spirits.
I wonder if the Lancet still carries ads like these?
Systembolaget: Små partier 5 april 2019 - De här ölen kommer ut på Systembolaget den 5 april 2019: *Varunummer, namn, storlek, alkoholhalt, inköpt antal, pris* - 11216, *Sthlm Brewing Co. Cryo...
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