Science: Why Cats Drink

At first they hated alcohol, refused to touch it. They never really developed a taste for it. But as their neuroses grew, they took to steady tippling. They frisked about unsteadily, waved their paws erratically, grew belligerent, at length fell into a drunken stupor. These drunkards enforced were cats, and their scientifically controlled behavior, according to the man who made them drunkards (Psychiatrist Jules H. Masserman of the University of Chicago), helps explain why men take to drink.

Cats in general have no reason to like Dr. Masserman: he has been engaged for some time in making them neurotic and then trying...

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