From the May 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Addiction Ravages a Slum

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One of every four or five patients admitted to Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx [in New York City] has a drug or alcohol addiction problem, according to estimates by authorities at the hospital.

Dr. Geraldine St. Onge, the attending chief of gastroenterology and the vice-president of the hospital's medical board, estimated that about 40% of the patients admitted to Lincoln's...

-- Ronald Sullivan