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September 18, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(12):600-601. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440380042008

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It will be new to our readers to learn that alcohol in all its many aspects is receiving unusual attention this year from scientists and medical men. The congress at Moscow has set apart a section on alcoholism, and the advance program announces six papers and discussions on various phases of this topic. A distinct congress called the International Congress Against the Abuse of Alcohol, meets at Brussels, Belgium, in September next, for the fifth annual meeting. This gathering includes a large number of eminent medical men, and also philanthropists, who discuss this subject in a very scientific business-like way, without much sentiment or theory. The French Academy of Medicine and the Chamber of Deputies have taken up the subject, and many papers and discussions have been offered which have occupied a great deal of time. All the secular papers and medical journals have, and are yet discussing the causes

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