Medicine: The Drinkers

Alcoholism appears to be growing into a bigger & bigger U.S. health problem. Reporting in the current Journal of Clinical Psychopathology, Dr. Robert V. Seliger, chief psychiatrist of the Neuropsychiatric Institute of Baltimore, writes: "This behavior illness . . ." causes ravages "worse and more varied than those of any other specific known medical or psychiatric sickness. The toll it takes each year in lives, due to alcoholically induced accidents; in happiness, due to marital and family life upheavals . . . and in actual cash, from the home budget to state and...

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