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Shall We Drink Wine?

A Physician's Study of the Alcohol Question



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Shall We Drink Wine?: A Physician's Study of the Alcohol Question by Dr Jno Madden
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The book is ably written, and the author's conclusions in harmony with the most advanced and most thorough research on this pressing subject of the day, are against wine as a beverage. The verdict of science and of all properly estimated experience is against alcohol as a beverage, whatever temporary uses it may subserve in therapeutics. Weighed in the balance of critical examination it is proven a delusion and a snare as a drink or food and the verdict of Him of old who said, "Wine is a mocker and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise," is after a lapse of decades of centuries, reaffirmed. The book will do much good. -"The Alienist and Neurologist," Vol. 20 [1899] This is the dispassionate statement of a scientist as to one of the greatest questions of the day. When we consider that the alcohol business is founded on greed and appetite, it will not appear strange that the annual liquor bill of this country is over twelve hundred millions of dollars, and that intemperate ravings at this business will not cure it. Dr. Madden's book should be in the hands of all "reformers," temperate and intemperate-the former that they may add to their wisdom, and the latter that they may stop their folly and begin to appreciate the immensity of the problem that confronts American citizens. The thinking business man, the patriotic lawyer, the conscientious statesman, the self-sacrificing teacher, and the good physician, who lives most of all in the hearts of the people, cannot but be interested in the fact that the annual malted liquor bill is nearly $1,000,000,000, the greater portion of which comes out of the poor and improvident members of the Republic. Professor Madden treats his subject under the following divisions: Historical.-The Constituents of Alcoholic Beverages-The Food Value of Alcoholic Beverages-Alcohol as a Stimulant. -The Effects of Alcohol upon Digestion and Assimilation.-The General Pathology of Alcoholism.-Alcoholic Heart Diseases. -Alcoholic Irritation of Other Organs.- Effects of Alcohol upon Nerve Tissue.- The Influence of Alcohol upon Embryonic Tissue and Heredity.-Alcohol as a Factor in the Production of Insanity.-The Attitude of the Medical Profession toward A1cohol. -Who Become Drunkards, and Why? What Is Inebriety?-Intermittent or Periodic Inebriety.-Constant or Habitual Inebriety.-Popular Fallacies Regarding Alcoholic Beverages-Shall the Physician Cease to Prescribe Alcohol?-Effects of Alcohol upon Civilization, and What Is the Best Means of Combating the Alcohol Evil? Buy the book; read it, and keep it for reference. -"The Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette," Vol. 16 [1900]
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November 3rd, 2015
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United States
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