From the February 1946 magazine.

The Clip Sheet

Alcoholic Ward Asked

Los Angeles, Cal., Times: "Establishment of a separate ward in General Hospital for the treatment of alcoholics was advocated in a panel discussion before 200 delegates of the family and adult services division of a Welfare Council meeting. . . . J. A. Sullivan, county psychopathic probation officer, made the suggestion after Deputy Chief of Police Arthur Hohman pointed out that 59,252 arrests were made for drunkenness during the past year, compared with 44,116 in 1941.

"A spokesman for the local branch of Alcoholics Anonymous recommended establishment of a research council, pointing out that this is the only large metropolitan area without treatment, clinical and research facilities. . . . Speakers who described in detail the impact of alcoholism on the community included Miss Myrtle Judd of the Veterans Administration Facility, Dr. John Foyle of the County Medical Association, Dr. Charlotte Buhler of the General Hospital, and Marjorie Davies of the Assistance League."

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