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Expert Committee on Mental Health: Alcoholism Subcommittee

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Second Report. World Health Organization Technical Report Series No. 48.. 39 pages; 24 X 16 cm. (paper-bound). 1952.. World Health Organization, Geneva; available in U. S. A. through Columbia University Press, International Documents Service., New York: . Price, 25 cents.

Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(4):890-891. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-38-4-890_3
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This new technical report on alcoholism presents such sound, up-to-date thinking on this difficult medical-psychological problem that it is highly recommended to any physician who is concerned with, or who wishes to inform himself about, the practical aspects of alcoholism.

In a sense it presents its material in the reverse of logical order, because it starts with a thorough description of various practical methods of treatment and rehabilitation for the various categories and ends in two annexes, which are very important, with excellent descriptions of various types of alcoholics, the phases of alcoholic addiction and the differential diagnosis between an


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