The series of soft-cover books published by Hoeber Medical Division of Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., entitled "Modern Treatment" is of interest and usefulness, particularly to the general practitioner who will find a practical, concise, and current review of the subjects under discussion. The section on the treatment of alcoholism considers the various aspects of this most important public health problem. Thus, the reader will find discussions of the treatment of acute and chronic alcoholism and its complications as viewed by the internist, the neurologist, the psychiatrist, the sociologist, and the clergyman. The book also considers the treatment of alcoholism by Alcoholics Anonymous, one of the most effective modes of therapy for the properly motivated individual. The practitioner will find useful points concerning drug therapy to be used in various phases of acute inebriation, alcohol withdrawal, and nutritional and cardiac complications of alcoholism.
Each one of the 14 authors discusses