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"Doctors Saved Man's Life by Pumping 15 Cans of Beer Into His Body"

Apparently he was suffering from methanol poisoning his liver, and administering ethanol seems to make the methanol less harmful.


Or so it appears from the story in Newsweek (Aristos Geogriou), which gives more details. I did not know things worked that way.

Thanks to Prof. Glenn Reynolds (InstaPundit) for the pointer. [UPDATE: Newsweek link fixed, thanks to reader Jonathan Doyle for pointing out the problem.]