October 19, 1963

The Bottle Fighters.

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By George W. Willis. 310 pp. $4.95. Random House, 457 Madison Ave, New York 22, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(3):277. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710030117041

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In the form of an interesting novel, the author, a cured alcoholic, describes treatment of alcoholism which emphasizes diet as well as psychological factors. He believes that vitamin deficiencies and episodes of low blood sugar cause much of the craving for alcohol. Therefore he urges combining dietary measures with the Alcoholics Anonymous approach.

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