Booze is the drug

July 6, 2007

It seems bizarre for universities to worry about cognition-enhancing "smart drugs" ("Pills provide brain boost for academics", June 29) when there is so much institutionally approved pharmacological impairment going on.

After all, there is hardly a staff or student social event that is complete without liberal provision of the very powerful "dumb drug" known as alcohol.

Bruce G. Charlton
Newcastle University

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