From the July 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Skimping on Research?

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Adistinguished advisory board, including two Nobel Prize winners, evaluated an overview of research activities and needs in alcoholism as presented by outstanding research workers in the field at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The small investment in research, in comparison to other national institutes, was termed "scandalous" in view of the many unknowns available to investigation, and considering the gravity and extent of alcoholism in this country. The differential between the 8% of the funds provided to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism devoted to research and the approximately 25% provided by the other institutes was central to this comment.

-- Physician's Alcohol Newsletter

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