How the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition

Posted February 21st, 2010 by rancemuhamitz
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The bootlegged whiskies and so-called gins often made people sick. The liquor produced in hidden stills frequently came tainted with metals and other impurities. But this outbreak was bizarrely different. The deaths, as investigators would shortly realize, came courtesy of the U.S. government.

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nopantsman 5 years 13 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago

You'll get over it.

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You'll get over it.

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