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Antabuse Implanted

TORONTO, ONT.-- Disulfiram (Antabuse), which produces a violent sickness when mixed in the body with alcohol, will be surgically implanted in alcoholics in an experiment at Sunnybrook Hospital here. The drug will be gradually absorbed over a six-month period, so that the alcoholic will be afraid to drink during that period.

Dr. Edward Kingstone, head of the department of psychiatry at the hospital, said the participants will be carefully selected. He wants patients who have shown some attempts at rehabilitation and also have friends or relatives to help them if they should drink and... Login to read more
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