History: When Winston Churchill got a doctor's note for bottomless booze

Not even the Prohibition could stop this heavy drinker
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill liked to drink. A lot. So when faced with the sobering reality of a trip to Prohibition-era America, what did he do?

He got a doctor’s note, of course.

Like all doctors at the time, his New York physician was able to lawfully prescribe alcoholic beverages, such as brandy and whiskey, for ‘medicinal’ use (sure, sure).