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Cardiogram in surrogate alcohol poisoning. Hospital doctor performing a cardiogram on a male patient with surrogate alcohol poisoning. The cardiogram will allow the doctor to assess the health of the patient's heart. The term surrogate alcohol covers both illegally brewed alcoholic drinks and non-beverage forms of alcohol found in car products, cleaning products and medicines. High levels of ethanol, or small quantities of other alcohols such as methanol, are toxic and can kill. Photographed in Russia in 2006.
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