From the September 1970 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Conferences on Alcohol Problems

The American Medical Society on Alcoholism held its first annual meeting June 23--24, in Chicago and Park Ridge, Ill. AMSA states: "The purpose of the Society is to serve as a meeting ground for physicians with special interest and experience in the field of alcoholism, who wish to share this experience with other professionals and with the general public."

Ruth Fox, MD, president of AMSA, and Marvin A. Block, MD, vice-president, each spoke briefly. Frank Seixas, MD, secretary, presided over the session at the headquarters of the American Hospital Association, in Chicago. Professionals spoke on the effects of alcoholism on the heart and the liver, on "Alcoholism and Cancer," and on "The AHA Approach to Alcoholism." On the second day, the meeting moved to the Rehabilitation Center of Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, where discussion focused on the center's alcoholism-treatment program, with a tour of the facilities and a question-and-answer period.

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