Analytical Chemistry, Narcotics, Adulteration
Discusses a report in the Cincinnati Scientific Artizan of Hiram Cox's analysis of 'various samples of liquors on sale at a store in Cincinnati', which reveals that some were 'pure, and some vile and pernicious imitations' while 'the wines had not one drop of the juice of the grape'. Wonders whether Cox's analysis of British liquors would reveal their freedom from adulteration and that port wine may only resemble 'real port' by virtue of its colour and toxic effects.
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