Curriculum: Toward a B.A. in Alcohol?

A little watered wine for the kids in the lower grades, sherry as well as tea at school functions, "practice drinking" in the college years—so goes Harvard Psychiatrist Morris Chafetz' proposal for what he holds would be a valuable addition to the curriculum of U.S. schools. "I would provide students with group experiences in drinking," he told a Conference on Alcohol and Food in Health and Disease at the New York Academy of Sciences last week, so that they might "familiarize themselves with their own reactions to alcohol and learn the signals that portend an unhappy drinking experience for...