The UK title of Doctors and Distillers is A Perfect Tonic. It's the same book otherwise.
Drinks writer Camper English’s deep interest in science fuels The Perfect Tonic. The book explores the history of fermented and distilled beverages, from the Indian Vedic period (2500-200 BCE) to the modern day, via the Ancient Greeks, and venturing into China, Persia and beyond.
It’s an intoxicating book, combining equal parts medicinal lore and history, and fizzing with factual oddities. An entertaining read that deserves to be savoured slowly over a Negroni or two.
I'm very pleased with that review!