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June 23, 1945

Alcoholics Are Sick People

JAMA. 1945;128(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250070037

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Abstract

This small treatise is one of the best on alcoholism. It is about time that the layman be made to recognize the fact that the abuse of alcohol is a psychiatric disease as well as any other disease and that the patients need treatment by a psychiatrist. The author's book actually does this. It is thoroughly honest and straightforward. It should be in the hands of all medical men and social workers.

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