Winston Churchill’s Prescription for Prohibition


Winston Churchill was well known for his fondness of alcohol, and he was concerned that his access to his favorite drink would be curtailed during his visits to the United States in its Prohibition days.

To make sure he was never without accessible libation, he persuaded his physician to write him a prescription, describing his medical need for an “indefinite amount” of alcohol that would be, at bare minimum, 250 cubic centimeters (1 cup).

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