FWIW my informants tell me medical professionals turn up to inhale an hour’s pure oxygen at the hospital, which will apparently remove the symptoms of the hungover.
I don’t see how pure oxygen can get rid of Vitamin B deficiency and dehydration, which are the main causes of a hangover.
Since this is about Cecil’s column rather than a Staff report, I’m moving it to the appropriate forum.
Whoops, and since I see that there is already a thread on this topic, I’m going to close this one and direct any commentators to: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=602389
I am also copying these two posts (from Sevastopol and EvilTOJ into that thread.