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December 19, 1953

European Seminar and Lecture Course on Alcoholism

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Sponsored by Royal Danish Government in cooperation with World Health Organization and United Nations, Copenhagen, 22 October-3 November 1951. Paper. Not for sale. Pp. 121, with 8 illustrations. Regional Office for Europe of World Health Organization, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 1953.

JAMA. 1953;153(16):1492. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940330076027

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This book is a compilation by Professor E. M. Jellinek, consultant on alcoholism to the World Health Organization, of the seminars and lectures on alcoholism. The seminars and lectures were presented by experts on the medical, biological, and social aspects of alcoholism from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia. The book presents, in five sections, an up-to-date, factual, and clear summary of our knowledge and experience with the complex problem of alcohol addiction: (1) the physiological action of alcohol, (2) the causes of alcoholism, (3) the clinical findings and special features of alcoholism, (4) medical treatment of alcoholism, (5) the prevention of alcoholism and public care of alcoholics. Some European countries are far ahead of others in medical and public (social-economic) service to alcoholics. Unfortunately, this valuable publication is not for sale, but copies may be obtained from the European office of the

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