From the November 1945 magazine.

What Is the Alcoholic's Moral Responsibility?

Alcoholism has been traditionally regarded as a vice, with the implication of moral responsibility that such a characterization involves.

The modern tendency is to consider any obsessional aberration to be pathological. Hence, alcoholism is sometimes diagnosed as a disease, and the victim is accordingly absolved of moral responsibility.

-- R.F.S.

Montclair, New Jersey

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