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July 1932

Grundriss der Alkoholfrage.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):249. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010257026

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The author of this work, originally an investigator in physiology, was for many years in charge of the division for alcoholic patients in the large institution Am Steinhof in Vienna. In the present, second, edition of his Grundriss he has left the best presentation of the complex field available so far. After a discussion of the composition and production of alcoholic beverages, he presents the physiologic effects of alcohol (pages 12 to 44) as narcotic and energetic data; then the influence on diseases and deaths (pages 45 to 100), the alcoholic psychoses, alcoholism and progeny and crime, the consumption, the social conditions, the results among the masses and the measures against alcoholism (pages 177 to 234). A valuable bibliography is offered. The book is so condensed and representative in its presentation of a vast amount of material that it is impossible to say more in a brief review than that

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