Medicine: Problem-Drinkers

Fifty years ago a man who drank too much was called a drunkard, and told that he would go to hell if he did not stop. Today the same sort of man is called a dipsomaniac or an alcoholic according to how frayed his nerves are, and is t somewhat groggy guinea pig of practicing psychologists and psychiatrists. Last week, a layman named Dr. (Ph.D.) Charles H. Durfee, speaking before an annual convention of Connecticut physicians at Groton, offered homespun family practitioners a few points in the treatment of drunkards, whom he calls "problem-drinkers." For the past six years he has...

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