Image: Winston Churchill's Sick Note to Drink Alcohol During Prohibition

  • by: Perry Sanders III

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It's hard to imagine an America where booze isn't a major part of its culture and advertising. According to a tweet from Roger Kimball -- a famous author and scholar -- Britain's Winston Churchill had a doctor's note allowing him to drink during his visit to the United States during prohibition. Below is the image of the letter from Dr. Pickhardt declaring Churchill's need for alcohol.


Winston Churchill is known for drinking large quanitities of brandy and various spirits throughout the day while smoking cigars. He was particularly fond of drinking during meal time.

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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