Medicine: Brains and Drunks

Last week in sunny Atlantic City the clubby little Psychopathological Society met to discuss the latest wrinkles in the brain business, the best methods of treating morbid housewives, drunken drivers, sex criminals. Highlights of the meeting:

Jews and Alcohol. Among U. S. Jews,, said Boston's famed Dr. Abraham Myerson, alcoholism is practically nonexistent. Reason: social tradition. "[The Jew] had to live by his wits in an environment where he had to maintain the full potency and coherency of his personality. Alcoholism became dangerous to the group and received severe punishment."

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