From the April 1975 magazine.

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Every Other Death

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Half of all Americans who die violently are in one way or another victims of alcohol, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, deputy medical examiner for New York City.

"We've had fires in New York where 20 people have died after their building was set on fire by a drunk," he said. "They're just as much victims of alcohol as the drunk who goes out and kills himself in a car...

-- Don Kirkman