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November 28, 1903

Physiological Aspects of the Liquor Problem.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(22):1361. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490410051024

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The alcohol question is one of the living issues of the day—a statement that can not be denied, whichever side of the question one may take. These two volumes form a valuable contribution to the literature of the subject and contain the testimony of perhaps the most competent experts on the various phases of the question. The general report of the subcommittee of the committee of fifty, consisting of Drs. J. S. Billings, W. O. Atwater, H. P. Bowditch, R. H. Chittenden and W. H. Welch, sums up the conclusions which were deduced from the various investigations reported elsewhere in the works. The rest of the two volumes is made up of separate reports on instruction in the physiologic action of alcohol, the effect of alcohol on digestion and secretion, the effects of the use of alcoholic drinks on brain workers and the relation of drink habits to insanity, the influence

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