So, a team of doctors walks into a liquor store... Hospital Gives Man Drip Feed of Alcohol 1) For those who disbelieve this treatment, they do the same thing for people who ingest Methanol (wood alcohol). The enzymes responsible for breaking methanol down preferentially binds to ethanol, so administering lots of Jim Beam will keep the methanol from being processed in that way. Why? Well, alcohols are metabolized in this method to aldahydes...and methanol becomes formaldahyde. Yeah, the smelly fixative. 2) Best excuse for a bar run ever. "Er, sorry blokes! Gotta pop over to Uncle Jimmy's Liquor Store for a patient. Can't deal with that explosive colon that just came in."