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Psychiatry's Role--Inside View

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Dr. Maxwell Weisman, international alcoholism consultant and former director of Maryland's Alcoholism Control Administration, [said] that one of the greatest failures in medicine, in its approach to alcoholism treatment, has been its failure to take advantage "of the wonderful tools that medicine and psychiatry have."

Dr. Weisman, a psychiatrist, noted that doctors, despite their failings,... Login to read more
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