From the January 1973 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Detective Work

LONDON, ENGLAND--An all-out campaign has been launched to make Britain's doctors more aware of the problem of alcoholism. It is the work of the Medical Council of Alcoholism.

[At] a seminar on alcoholism for GPs, one family physician, Dr. Raymond Steel of Worcester, told the meeting that he believed general practitioners should be much more suspicious if they were to identify patients with a drinking problem.

He said, "This is a diagnostic challenge. When you smell gin on the solicitor's wife's breath at 11:30 in the morning, or when you see the invalid's car outside the same...

-- Alan Massam

Toronto, Ont.