From the December 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

How to Succeed in Business

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A retired Ford Motor Co. executive who says he drank his way up the corporate ladder to head the firm's Swiss operation has filed a $1,300,000 suit against the auto-maker, accusing it of turning him into an alcoholic. The suit filed by John R. Brennan, 56, claims that alcoholism drove him into early retirement. It says "an endless succession of long lunches and diplomatic social functions" necessary for his corporate rise left him addicted to liquor.

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Washington, District of Columbia

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