Medicine: Tippling Women

Alcoholism is increasing faster among women than among men in the U.S., Professor Elvin Jellinek of Texas Christian University reported to the World Health Organization in Geneva last week. So far, said Dr. Jellinek (formerly head of the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies), only one U.S. alcoholic out of six is a woman, but the ratio is creeping up. One probable reason, he suggested, is women's increased earning power: "When women compete with men in the professional field, they tend to adopt some of the outward signs of male culture."


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