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July 1934

Alcohol: Its Effects on Man.

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By Haven Emerson, M.D., Professor of Public Health Practice, Columbia University. Price, $1. Pp. 114. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(1):160. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160130163014

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Abstract

This manual has been written to provide school teachers and high-school and college students with authoritative information regarding the effects of alcohol on man, as these are now known to medical science. It is written with particular simplicity, from a nonpartisan point of view, and the essential facts of the present knowledge regarding this subject are summarized.

The underlying purpose in preparing a book of this character is summed up in the concluding sentence: "If the school children of the next few decades are taught the facts about alcohol as these are known, through the use of the scientific and experimental methods of the medical and social sciences, they and their children will be in a position to determine a rational personal and governmental attitude towards commerce in, and beverage use of, alcohol, and they may then avoid the extremes of partisanship in argument, the pitfalls of political exploitation of

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