On the use and abuse of alcoholic liquors, in health and diseases

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWilliam Benjamin Carpenter

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... every disease to which the human body is subject, more especially if Inflammation participate in it. But the writer thinks it preferable to limit his statements to the cases in which the chain of causation is most continuously and obviously traceable. It has been his object throughout to show what consequences might be expected to arise from habitual "intemperance;" regard being had to the facts which have been fully ascertained, with respect to the modus operandi of alcohol on the system at large, and on special organs. It has been shown, that a variety of disorders of tho nervous system, of the digestive apparatus, of the secreting organs, of the skin, of the heart and arteries, and of the organic fluids and solids in general, might be thus anticipated; and that such anticipations are all completely verified by the results of practical observation.--We might now push the investigation further, and inquire what evidence we have in regard to the consequences of the habitually "moderate" use of alcoholic liquors on the human system. It must be freely admitted, however, that we have not the same data for the determination of this question, as that on which we have been hitherto engaged; and this on two accounts,--first, that the consequences will be naturally remote, and will be often such as appear fairly attributable, in great part, if not entirely, to other causes;--and second, that the very general prevalence of the "moderate" or "temperate" use of alcoholic liquors, and the shortness of the time during which Total Abstinence has been hitherto practised by any large number of individuals, render it difficult, if not impossible, to draw any valid inference, as yet, from comparative observation. But the writer would argue, that if we have such a complete accorda...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... every disease to which the human body is subject, more especially if Inflammation participate in it. But the writer thinks it prefera...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217267483

ISBN - 13:9780217267489

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