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'First Drink' Effects
BATTLE CREEK, MICH.--Studying 40 hospitalized alcoholics at Battle Creek Sanitarium and Hospital, Drs. Kenneth B. Engle and Thomas K. Williams reported finding no evidence of a physiological relation between "one drink" and an increased desire for alcohol.
The findings were based on a study in which the alcoholics were divided into four groups. The first two groups were given "routine medication." The first group's was alcohol-free. The second group's mixture had an ounce of 100-proof vodka, but the group was not told about the alcohol.