A fellow in England was suffering from a particular kind of irregular heartbeat that nothing could fix. So the doctors induced a miniature heart attack designed to kill some of the muscle tissue that was causing the irregularity. Their method? An injection of pure ethanol.
Some doctors expect a rise in reported cases of this kind of arrythmia, as well as a significant rise in home cures: "Honest, officer, this is for medicinal purposes!"
This could also give a new meaning to the phrase, "stout-hearted fellow."