Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Egg on Harvard Medical's face.

The New Albany Tribune publishes a weekly syndicated medical focus page from the Harvard Medical School, and today’s entry was titled, “"Gender inequality in the effects of alcohol."

Here is the link to the same story, but from a different newspaper. Unfortunately, the on-line version has been edited to exclude this passage:

Dark beers contain more alcohol than light beers.

Not necessarily!

Why expend two thousand words in the name of science if a simple fact like this can’t be gotten right?

A Polish “Mocne” (malt liquor) is golden, and contains 8% alcohol, as do most Belgian "tripels."

An English mild or Irish draft stout is dark, and contains 5% or less.

I could go on, but you get the idea. Does the Harvard Medical Faculty believe that bock beer comes from the once-yearly cleaning of the brewing system?

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