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They had been drunk upon green tea

“Some people have maintained in my hearing that they had been drunk upon green tea; and a medical student in London, for whose knowledge in his profession I have reason to feel great respect, assured me the other day that a patient in recovering from an illness had got drunk on a beef-steak.”

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey.

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