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"Our heritage from years of scientific neglect is profound ignorance concerning even the basic behavioral and biosocial concomitants of alcoholism" (Mendelson). . . . There "is still no adequate understanding of the effect of ethyl alcohol on the human brain" (West). Thus did two of the keynote speakers at this conference sum up the present knowledge about a beverage and a perpetual social problem.
The report of this conference, held 27 and 28 April 1971, is divided into two sections. Part I, "Nature," concerns itself with those biologic aspects that are central to alcoholism. Issues of metabolism, tolerance, and organ
Nature and Nurture in Alcoholism.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:160–161. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-160_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):160-161.
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