Science: The Drinking Man

In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,

Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow;

Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee,

There is no living with thee, or without thee.

Addison's Spectator.

Joseph Addison was not talking about the drinking man, but he might as well have been. The character of drinkers has had some rare laboratory study recently by Professor Theodore F. Lentz, of St. Louis' Washington University. At the University's Character Research Institute, Psychologist Lentz and his associates made some thoroughgoing inquiries into the views on life and morals of...

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