ACEM Primary Pharmacology of Methanol: the pharmacology and treatment modalities relevant to methanol poisoning
Methanol has a long history of causing toxicity. Famously in prohibition when bootleg alcohol or moonshine was produced, unfortunately this is still a problem today with local brews in countries with poor regulations. It is commonly known to cause blindness but it also can be lethal, particularly if the patient has deliberately ingested methanol with a suicidal intent.
Highlights and pearls on toxic alcohol ingestion from the EBMedicine article, "Toxic Alcohols: Not Always A Clear-Cut Diagnosis"