From the October 1966 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Fourth-ranking Bane

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According to medical authorities, only the great killer diseases (cancer and heart trouble) and mental illness rank ahead of alcoholism as a public health problem in terms of the adverse effects on individual, family and community.

The causes of alcoholism have remained a mystery to medical science, and the affliction itself has so far been resistant to efforts to overcome...

-- Herald Tribune

New York