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I __t <_■ ' I ' i Alcoho>l and I I What are the Facts? hi ■- p The "Trade" says: The hotels were closed for the same reason as churches were I closed—to prevent crowds. ■■■•', I The Fact is: They were closed in Auckland first, because— I " Whisky drinkers Were dropping off like flies ! " | The "Trade" says: It wasn't necessary to close them at all. | The Fact is; They were closed upon the advice of Surgeon-General 1 Henderson, Lieut. Col. Makgill and Dr. Hay. The course advised | by these unbiassed Medical Authorities was afterwards followed by the I Medical Advisory Boards of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The "Trade" says: The liquor bars should be kept in full blast UNTIL the epidemic returns and day after day forever AFTER the epidemic has gone in order that the people may obtain alcohol as medicine DURING the epidemic. The Fact is: That the first thing the Government would do if the epidemic returned would be to close the liquor bars as was done before. The "Trade" says: The hotels are the only source from which a supply of liquor ' could be obtained. The Fact is; The Act specifically provides for alcohol for medicinal purposes and the Government has undertaken to provide adequate supplies without charge for medical certificates. Moreover, the liquor will be of good quality instead of the doped and adulterated article so often served. THE MINISTER OF HEALTH has in this connection made the \l following statement: "In the event of National Prohibition being carried the Public "Health Department would have to carry stocks of alcohol for "medicinal purposes. To get this medicine, people would require "certificates, and arrangements would be made for Government "doctors to give these certificates free of charge." The "Trade" says: The Minister's promise cannot be depended on. !The Fact is: The "Trade" and the Moderate League are the only persons who think this! The Act makes , specific provision for alcohol for medicinal purposes. The "Trade" says: That medical opinion supports its contention that the liquor . bars should be kept in full blast. The Fact is: Most doctors are of the opinion that whisky drinkers have less chance of recovery than total abstainers. LOOKDr. Newlands, the -well-known Dunedin Dr. Godfrey (M.8.C.M., Edinburgh), speakmedico, made the following statement ing recently in the Opera House, Palmerston when approached on his return from the North, stated that "During the recent i -«• i- . „ „ ... , -, „ , epidemic he had attended over 300 families Annual Meeting of the British Medical a £ d gaw about 1000 pa t* ents suffering from Association held in Wellington on March 4th influenza. He did not use one drop of alcolast, and which he attendedasdelegate-from hoi for the internal treatment of influenza; -■--■» Dunedin: nor did he see the need for its use in any single case. Further, he saw no patient die 1. That alcohol was useful during the who got no alcohol." Epidemic when used under strict medical supervision. Dr. Platts-Mdlt, of Wellington, speaking before the Epidemic Commission, stated that , 2. That in the case of many so-called she had known alcohol used in two cases, and moderates, who would have resented in only one of them had the patient recovered, any charge of drinking to excess, the In her opinion the lavish use of alcohol in the disease manifested itself with greatly Epidemic was distinctly harmful. It was increased severity. used by many as a panic remedy, and it was given to patients who had no symptoms cal3. That, provided an adequate supply of ling for stimulants, but rather with symptoms alcohol, both as to quality and quantity, indicating that stimulants would do harm, were guaranteed by the Government, In her experience no bad results had followed the contention of the Efficiency League the removal of alcohol. Certainly, heavy that Prohibition would be beneficial drinkers died of the disease, and possibly the both to the general health and well- heavier mortality among males was due to being of the community cannot be the fact that males used alcohol more reasonably disputed. freely as a beverage than women did. The "Trade" says: It is concerned only for the health of the community and that the Prohibitionists care nothing whether their fellow citizens live or die. The Fact is: The "Trade's" only concern is to sell as much liquour as it car\and to let the people bear the consequences. The "Trade's " concern for the health of the | people is a sham and a fraud. 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Page 7 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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Page 7 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919