Medicine: Drunkenness, 1943

Of every 1,000 adult Americans, six or seven are alcoholics. Yet in most U.S. communities "the only public institution willing to accept an alcoholic is the jail."

In Manhattan last week famed, forthright Physiologist Anton J. Carlson of the University of Chicago chairmaned a meeting aimed at overcoming this situation. The conferees were no sere cluster of drys: they were top-notch physiologists, psychiatrists, clergymen, social workers and representatives of Alcoholics Anonymous (organization of cured alcoholics), called together by the Research Council on Problems of Alcohol, a branch of the American Association for the...

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