From the November 1975 magazine. First printed in September 1966.

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LBJ Is First President To Speak on Alcoholism

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From our first "About Alcoholism" section, September 1966

On March 1 this year, President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke of alcoholism in his Health and Education message to the Congress.

As far as the record now shows, he thus became the first President ever to mention alcoholism publicly, and the first since Abraham Lincoln to give a public speech acknowledging the...