ROBERT S. WALLERSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The decision of The American College of Physicians to hold this symposium on the problem of alcoholism, and to bring the combined viewpoints of internist, sociologist and psychiatrist to bear on it, reflects our modern medical recognition of chronic alcoholism as a disease of major medical importance. This in itself marks a significant step in our understanding of this disorder, for it signifies the surmounting of the moral frame of reference within which chronic alcoholism has so long been regarded as a manifestation of ignorance, of vice, of sinfulness, or of all of these combined.
WALLERSTEIN RS. PSYCHOLOGIC FACTORS IN CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:114–122. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-1-114
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(1):114-122.
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