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Mickey and Minnie
NEW YORK, N.Y.--Using male and female mice, two scientists paved the way for a biochemical study of one of the less obvious differences between men and women--their drinking behavior. On the whole, the woman's reaction to alcohol has seemed less volatile. Heretofore it has been attributed to social factors which restrain womanly behavior.
Drs. Geoffrey P. Redmond and Gerald Cohen, of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, suspected this difference was deeply lodged in the different chemical states of maleness or femaleness.