Alcohol Explored by Haggard and Jellinek - 1950

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Alcohol Explored by Howard W. Haggard and E. M. Jellinek. This printing is from 1950 with the original dust jacket. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, NY.

The book is in very good condition, bound in dark green cloth with gold spine lettering and the AAA insignia blind stamped on the front cover.  Rubs to the corners and spine tips. Mild toning to the pages. There is a stamp on the first end page. No other writing or markings in the book. The dust jacket has experienced wear with several significant tears and the back flap being torn off.

Abstract:

“This book, written primarily for the layman, constitutes a systematic survey of the established facts essential to a general public understanding of alcohol in its physiological, social, and economic implications. Chapter headings are: the alcohol problem defined; what the world drinks and how much; what happens to alcohol in the body; alcohol and behavior, immediate effects; inebriety; the bodily diseases of chronic alcoholism; alcoholic mental diseases; the outlook. The authors conclude that alcohol as a problem calls for a conscious effort to prevent immoderate use and addiction, to secure rehabilitation of addicts and excessive drinkers, and to promote purposeful education of the public on the effects of excessive use based upon established facts rather than on fanatical or moralistic attitudes. Nor should education against immoderate use be limited to schools, but society as a whole should be led to understand the problem to permit educational, social, medical, and legislative measures that are based upon our present knowledge. Unanswered is the question of why some persons become excessive drinkers and some addicts, and the answer to this, the authors feel, will constitute the major part of the understanding of the entire alcohol problem.“

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