From the July 1968 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

'Social Milieu' Promotes Alcoholism

The UPI reports that Dr. Joseph Lerner, medical director of the Riggs Hospital, Ijamsville, Md., writing in the journal of the American Geriatrics Society, says the country needs to mount vigorous opposition "to those social forces which on a commercial, social, or emotional basis, tend to glamorize the use of alcoholic beverages."

Dr. Lerner doubts that warnings on the bottles would do the trick but believes leaders, including medical scientists and practitioners, have been delinquent for 30 years in calling attention to the dangers of alcoholism, in his view one of the more horrible diseases.

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