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October 4, 1890

SOME THOUGHTS ON INEBRIETY.Read in the Section of Medical Jurisprudence, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(14):499-500. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400015002c

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Fred C, æt. 37, came to this city from Nova Scotia twelve years ago, a bright, manly young fellow, and secured a situation as salesman in one of our leading dry-goods houses. He was liked by all who had dealings with him, and was advanced from time to time by his employers. Soon he got to going out evenings, would drink with a friend when asked, but did not care for it other wise. This went on for about two years; then he found that when he drank once he wanted more, and would keep it up for two or three days, be sick for a week, and would drink no more for six months. When on some special occasion he would again take a drink, he would then keep it up as before.

About this time he became engaged to be married, but the parents of the young lady

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