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May 27, 1893

Diseases of Inebriety from Alcohol, Opium, and other Narcotic Drugs: Its Etiology, Pathology, Treatment, and Medico-Legal Relations.

JAMA. 1893;XX(21):590. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420480018009

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This is the title of a handsome volume of four hundred pages of compactly printed matter. Dr. T. D. Crothers, the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Inebriety is the compiler.

The book is partly a compendium of some of the more important investigations of the American Association for the Study of Inebriety—extending over a period of more than twenty years. The arrangement of the material, which has become voluminous, is the work of Dr. Crothers himself. As Dr. C. has been the secretary of the Society ever since its foundation, he is peculiarly fitted for the task of sifting, arranging, and collating the facts and principles involved in the undertaking. The original investigations of the author and compiler of the work are very considerable, and they materially enhance its value.

The volume contains some account of the inquiries of "Mason, Day, Crothers, Mattison, Mann, Hughes, Searcey, Wright, Davis, Sheppard,

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