The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R. Peabody 1945

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The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R Peabody 1945

BOSTON: Little, Brown & Company, 1945

This is the 1945 Edition. The book is in excellent condition with almost no wear at all. There is a small pen marking in the first page. There is no other writing or marking inside the book. The dust jacket is also in great condition. The jacket has some edge wear.

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.

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