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This unusual book was written by a professor of anthropology who had become interested in the problem of alcoholism, carried out a field study of Alcoholics Anonymous, and read extensively on the biochemical as well as sociocultural aspects of alcoholism. With refreshing candor he says: "I realize that I lack the competence to cover the full range of subjects that will be reviewed in the following pages. For example, I am probably no better equipped to review the literature on the biochemistry of emotions than a plumber is to perform brain surgery." As a consequence his book tends to present
The American Alcoholic. The Nature-Nurture Controversy in Alcoholic Research and Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:719–720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-719_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):719-720.
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