From the October 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Medicine-Cabinet Menaces

Aspirin might prove to be a dangerous remedy for an alcoholic hangover. Prof. Stewart C. Harvey, of the University of Utah medical school, said aspirin broke down barriers in the stomach that, when not weakened by alcohol, would normally prevent stomach acid from damaging the stomach itself.

Dr. Howard Spiro, chief of the gastro-intestinal unit at the Yale University School of Medicine, said, "Alcohol adds to the harmful effect of aspirin in promoting erosion in the stomach."

-- UPI

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