During the 1870's, Dr. Francis Anstie, editor of the Practioner and physician to Westminster Hospital in London, prepared the most comprehensive set of directions for the medical prescription of wine thus far compiled. So begins Salvatore P. Lucia's summary of Anstie's book on page 163 of the History of Wine as Therapy. Anstie devotes half of his book to the uses of wine in healthful living and the resst to its uses in acute and chronic diseases. He differntiates between strong wines (port, sherry, madeira, etc) and those "light wines...that average no more than 10 per cent of alcoholic strength." He took his fellow physicians to task for failing to note the differences among wines.