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In an old Swedish newspaper fom 1908 one can read the story about the prosecution against a naval officer/doctor on trial for not securing the medical cabinet on board according to procedure.

Due to this a medic on the ship, #18 Karlsson, while drunk headed for the cabinet to try and get a hold of some absinthe. By mistake he took the bottle next to it, which was a bottle of opium, and emptied it. This in turn killed him.

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just wanted to share this little anecdote of Swedish absinthe history...


Jaded Prole
Not the worst way to go.
Provenance
If he had just mixed the two he would have been fine.
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