Medicine: Keeley Cure

"On January 26th, 1896, I entered your institution. I am ashamed to say that for five years I had drunk one quart of whiskey a day. On January 28th, 1896, I took my last drink." So runs a typical testimonial to the once-famous Keeley Institute in the cornbelt town of Dwight, Ill., long a Mecca for drunkards who wanted to get out of John Barleycorn's clutches.

Last week the Keeley Institute celebrated its 60th anniversary. Before a small crowd of enthusiastic but sober alumni, Director James Henry Oughton Jr. unveiled a bronze plaque of Founder Leslie E. Keeley, a Civil War surgeon...

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