A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 31, 1949

Those of you who remember a story called "Drug for Drunks" in TIME'S Medicine section of the December 6 issue may be interested to know how we got it and what happened after we ran it.

The story told about the accidental discovery of the effect that a drug named antabus has had in arousing a loathing for alcohol in almost everybody who has taken it. According to Copenhagen's Dr. Erik Jacobsen, who discovered the drug's anti-alcoholic potentialities, TIME was the first U.S. publication to print the story.

TIME Inc.'s Copenhagen stringman, Kai Schou, first heard of antabus at a lecture at Copenhagen's...

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