Stories from the 1960s

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Alcoholism and the Researcher TFOR ALCOHOLICS, drinking is a life-belt which turns into a millstone. Some of those afflicted with alcoholism band themselves together in AA to maintain one of the essential conditions for survival necessary for them--sobriety. The shield of... Humphry Osmond, M.D. January 1960
Whaddaya Mean, Alcoholic? A KNOTTY PROBLEM in alcoholism research that has no connection with the disease itself is on the road to solution, according to an item in the California Alcoholism Review and Treatment Digest. The problem: just what do all of the many words written... February 1960
Honey Sobers Up A PILOT STUDY in treating alcoholics, carried out by Dr. Martha Brunner-Orne at the New England Hospital in Boston, working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, unveils yet another hangover remedy: honey. Alcoholic patients at the... February 1960
International Alcoholism Congress Planned THE NEWS REVIEW of the Alcoholism Foundation of Alberta reports that plans are under way for the Twenty-Sixth Annual International Congress Against Alcoholism to be held July 31-August 5, 1960 under the patronage of Sweden's King Gustaf VI. February 1960
Medical Award to Philadelphia AA THE PHILADELPHIA County Medical Society's 1959 Benjamin Rush Award to a lay organization benefiting the community in the field of public health was presented to Alcoholics Anonymous in the Philadelphia area. The award was inaugurated in 1948 to... February 1960
Skid Row Alcoholic Population Low THE NATIONAL COUNCIL on Alcoholism Newsletter reports that a study by the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago, with additional findings from studies made by the Salvation Army and the Volunteers of America, indicates that... February 1960
Alcoholism--1959 1959 was the year: thatthe United States government made a grant of $1,000,000 for a United States-Canadian Commission to study and evaluate the whole field of alcoholism to determine the extent of modern advances in treatment, education and... March 1960
Have We Two Kinds of Alcoholics? DR. Francis J. O'Neill, director of the State Hospital at Central Islip, New York, reports that a successful AA-oriented program for male non-psychotic alcoholics has been set up at his hospital. The unit has treated 590 patients of whom 467 have... All Around Ontario April 1960
US-Canadian Study of Alcoholism Set MEMBERS of a United States-Canadian commission to make a five-year study of alcoholism have been announced. The commission will be financed by a $1,000,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States Government, H. David... April 1960
Alcoholism As a Community Public Health Problem ALCOHOLISM as a disease can truly be considered an addiction. A characteristic of any addiction is that the addicting substance is able in some way to alter the mood of an individual. The substances able to do this are given the general name of... Edwin M. Fuchs, M.D. April 1960