Medicine: More Women Drunks

Since the repeal of prohibition, U.S. women have made great strides toward alcoholic equality with men. In last week's Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. David Benjamin. Rotman produced a chart showing that the ratio of female to male alcoholic addicts in Chicago climbed from 1-to-5 in 1931 to 1-to-2 in 1943.*

*By addicts, Dr. Rotman means people whose drunkenness gets them in trouble with police. His figures do not include "the groups who have social and economic prestige and remain therefore statistically sequestered."


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