The American Magazine - Why Men Drink by Richard Peabody - September 1931

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This issue of the American Magazine from September 1931 includes the article “Why Men Drink” by Richard Peabody.

“Mr. Peabody rings a clear bell for temperance as an accomplishment of character rather than as a result of heredity or environment... It is character, and character only, that counts and conquers, and Mr. Peabody’s unusually interesting and convincing article sounds this as the clearest note of all.”

Peabody, of the Boston blueblood scions, was an alcoholic who helped pioneer the philosophy that alcoholism was an actual disease, rather than merely a weak constitution manifesting poor behavior. He went on to provide counseling services to many in NYC. It is generally regarded that some of his phrases ("Half-way measures were to no avail"; "Once a drunkard always a drunkard..." and even the step program were liberally made use of by Bill Wilson, who went on to found Alcoholics Anonymous.

This magazine is in good condition. There is light edge wear, stains, address label on cover, rubbing marks on the cover. There is a small tear at the top of the spine/cover.

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