From the March 1963 magazine.

Alcohol and Your Brain

An MD's review of some of alcohol's effects on the mind and personality

MOST of the readers of this magazine have personally and quite thoroughly explored this subject.

Alcohol--the "mocking bird" among drugs--changes its effect with the dose. For those who drink so slowly that they do not feel their drinks at all, admittedly a small group, alcohol acts merely as a beverage with no drug effect. If they drink a little more or a little faster to produce a slight rise in alcohol level, they obtain a "tranquilizer" effect. Some authorities still maintain that, in spite of all of its dangers, alcohol is both the oldest and the safest of the tranquilizers.

-- R. G. Bell, M. D.

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