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Alcoholism in America : from reconstruction to prohibition

Author: Sarah W Tracy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the lack of medical consensus regarding alcoholism as a disease, many people readily accept the concept of addiction as a clinical as well as a social disorder. An alcoholic is a victim of social circumstance and genetic destiny. Although one might imagine that this dual approach is a reflection of today's enlightened and sympathetic society, historian Sarah Tracy discovers that efforts to medicalize  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah W Tracy
ISBN: 0801881196 9780801881190
OCLC Number: 56876909
Description: xxiii, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Disease concept(s) of inebriety --
Cultural framing of inebriety --
Institutional solutions for inebriety --
Public inebriate hospitals and farm colonies --
The "Foxborough experiment" --
Building a boozatorium --
On the vice and disease of inebriety --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Sarah W. Tracy.
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Fascinating. Tracy's book tells a compelling and revelatory story. * New England Journal of Medicine * Any reader interested in the subjects of alcoholism or addiction will find it worthwhile. * Read more...

 
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