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Alcohol and the Human Body

Nature volume 96, page 675 (17 February 1916) | Download Citation



IN this book, which has now reached a fifth edition, a striking array of statements and facts is marshalled on the deleterious effects of alcohol on the human body. The first chapter deals with the action of alcohol as a drug, the second with the chemistry of alcohol and of alcoholic beverages. The remainder of the book deals with the action and effects of alcohol—on the cell, on the various tissues and organs, on the metabolism of the body, and on the emotions. Concluding chapters discuss the relation of alcohol to disease and tropical conditions, and its use in the Services, and finally Dr. Arthur Newsholme sums up the influence of the drinking of alcoholic beverages on the national health.

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