LIQUOR, THE SERVANT OF MAN by Smith and Helwig


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T. N. T. -- not only to the W. C. T. U., but the average layman. Whether you are a drinker or not, you'll be interested in the debunking of all preconceived theories you've ever believed or heard about the effects of alcohol. These collaborators, in no uncertain and tartly expressed terms, make clear what they have to say, and give the history and background of the practice of drinking, the physiology of liquor and effects on the body (NO bodily injury of any kind), the more beneficial than harmful effects of alcohol in infection and disease, the psychology of drinking -- as an escape, in abnormal cases, as an enhancement of present enjoyment, the normal approach. Witty at times, seemingly authenticated by all kinds of medical research and a ""drink-and-be-blessed"" conclusion. Controversial from the medical as well as the social angle, smart alecky enough to be entertaining, and optimistic reading for those who like their snifters.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1939
Publisher: Little Brown