New York:: Birmingham & Co., 1882., 1882. 8vo. 233 pp. Green blind- and gilt-stamped cloth. Near fine. Anstie was the first editor of The Practitioner, as well as the creator of "Anstie's limit", which: ". . . refers to the daily amount of alcohol that the average drinking individual can consume without risk of deterioration of health. A hundred years after his death the 25th edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary lists the dictum as a rule used in connection with life insurance examination: the maximum amount of absolute alcohol taken daily without injury is 1.5 ounces, equivalent to about 3 ounces of hard liquor, a pint of light wine, or 24 ounces of bottled beer or ale." – Arthur D. Baldwin, "Anstie's alcohol limit: Francis Edmund Anstie 1833-1874." American Journal of Public Health, July 1977; vol. 67 (7): pp.679-81. / "Dr. Anstie's limit is to-day used as the dividing line between moderation and excess by many of the largest life insurance companies in the United States. We find such statements as these in the instructions to medical examiners: "The daily ..." – Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 150, Issue 1, p.175. / "Anstie's Limit was adopted by influential medical writers, shaping ideas of moderation in Anglophone medicine and was also used in unexpected places, like the British and North American life insurance industries. Even without the limit, ..." – Scott C. Martin, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical . . . 2014.
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