Winston Churchill was a larger-than-life character. From his endless quotable comebacks, to his ever-present oversized cigar, there was little about the wartime Prime Minister that didn't live up to its reputation. Another thing Churchill was famous for was his love of a good drink. While visiting America during prohibition for a lecture tour, Churchill was lucky enough to find a doctor to write him a very, VERY useful note.


The letter basically says Churchill can drink as much as he wants, whenever he wants.


People loved the scientific wording in the letter.


It turns out there's a little more to the story than meets the eye! Apparently Churchill, forgetting drivers use the other side of the road in America, was hit by a car on one of his first days in the city. After recovering for a while, Churchill had to resume his lecture circuit to make money even though he was still recovering from his significant injuries, which included "a deep gash to the head, a fractured nose, fractured ribs, and severe shock." To help him deal with the pain, his doctor wrote him the priceless note, excusing Churchill from prohibition.

Though prohibition is now over, many people wanted to be one of this doctor's patients.



Churchill was certainly a lucky man.



These historical figures certainly knew how to drink and come up with witty quotes!



If you're wondering why this clearly silly letter feels familiar...


Congrats on successfully avoiding prohibition, Mr. Churchill, we hope you enjoyed it!

H/T - Open Culture, Twitter

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