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Disease of Intemperance.

Disease of Intemperance. Newark, N. J., Oct. 4. To the Editor: —In your timely article on "The International Temperance Congress," in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Oct. 1, 1898), you well say, "The questions concerning the action of alcohol and inebriety and its cure and prevention, are vital in almost every neighborhood of the for land, and it would seem to be a most practical subject medical men to discuss and study," for physicians pre-eminently possess the power to arrest and prevent the spread of the disease of intemperance. They alone can prohibit with authority the use of alcohol in the nursery, hospital and general practice, and so prevent the acquirement of the appetite for alcoholic drinks—slowly induced in some, in some more rapidly—which, Tantalus-like, torments and devours the sufferer with a perpetual thirst. According to the best authority, experience has demonstrated it to be a fact that as regards the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Disease of Intemperance.

JAMA , Volume XXXI (16) – Oct 15, 1898

Disease of Intemperance.

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Newark, N. J., Oct. 4.

To the Editor:
—In your timely article on "The International Temperance Congress," in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Oct. 1, 1898), you well say, "The questions concerning the action of alcohol and inebriety and its cure and prevention, are vital in almost every neighborhood of the for land, and it would seem to be a most practical subject medical men to discuss and study," for physicians...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1898 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1898.02450160061012
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Abstract

Newark, N. J., Oct. 4. To the Editor: —In your timely article on "The International Temperance Congress," in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Oct. 1, 1898), you well say, "The questions concerning the action of alcohol and inebriety and its cure and prevention, are vital in almost every neighborhood of the for land, and it would seem to be a most practical subject medical men to discuss and study," for physicians pre-eminently possess the power to arrest and prevent the spread of the disease of intemperance. They alone can prohibit with authority the use of alcohol in the nursery, hospital and general practice, and so prevent the acquirement of the appetite for alcoholic drinks—slowly induced in some, in some more rapidly—which, Tantalus-like, torments and devours the sufferer with a perpetual thirst. According to the best authority, experience has demonstrated it to be a fact that as regards the

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Published: Oct 15, 1898

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