James G. Wigmore, Forensic Toxicologist, Speaker, Author

Drunkenness: Let Me Count the Ways

It is often seen that what matters in a culture is expressed by the number of terms a language has for a word.  For example, the Sami people who live in northern Russia and Scandinavia have 180 words related to snow and ice and 1,000 words for...

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Alcohol Hangovers: Veisalgia

“Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink” (Isaiah 5:11) The alcohol hangover has been known since Biblical times. The correct scientific term for hangover is “veisalgia”, which comes from the Norwegian...

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