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This interesting and lucid book on the problem drinker deals with but one aspect of the chronic alcoholic problem. The author does not undertake to discuss those diverse pathological mental problems associated with or proximal to chronic alcoholism.
The book consists of 11 chapters, the last being an epilogue on the archaic attitude of the general public towards alcoholism. The popular attitude towards the chronic alcoholic has been to condemn and to make a moral issue. This popular conception, with its indignant attitude and vindictive outlook, stands in paradoxical relationship to the opinions of poets and philosophers who have sung
To Drink or Not to Drink.. Ann Intern Med. ;11:691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-4-691
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(4):691.
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