Since the publication of an article, "Seven Day Cure for Alcoholism," in Magazine Digest,1The Journal has been receiving inquiries from both physicians and the public requesting further information and confirmation of the efficacy of the treatment proposed. A similar article derived from the same source was published in late 1939 when there was also a deluge of requests for information. At that time The Journal considered the value of giving alcohol to alcoholics, especially in acute exacerbations of chronic alcoholism; small doses of alcohol were thought to be useful in the prevention of onset of acute alcoholic manias or, if delirium tremens was already present, in treatment. Such medication was to be given by whatever method of administration appeared simplest; by mouth, intravenously or otherwise. Furthermore, results appeared to be equal in all methods of administration. A review of the new report and other available literature on this
SEVEN DAY CURE FOR CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM. JAMA. 1947;135(9):577–578. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890090033013
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