Medicine: Doctors on Alcohol

Last year a group of eminent scientists, most of whom would rather drink cocktails than tea, banded together to wrest the U. S. Drunkard from the hands of the temperance movement. Bolstered by grants from several learned societies, the Research Council on Problems of Alcohol, under the leadership of Dr. Winfred Overholser of Washington's St. Elizabeth's Hospital, set projects stirring in a half-dozen U. S. universities. Members tackled such problems as the Drunkard's liver, stomach, love for his mother.

Last week the Council issued Volume I, No. 1 of the Quarterly Journal of...

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