Alcohol and Addiction related Medicine
Alcohol related Medicine, Alcoholism, Alcohol related Disease, Alcohol in Antiquity, Alcohol and the State, Alcohol and Road Traffic Accidents, Psychology of Alcoholism,
 Addiction Addicti is an ancient Roman term for those who were handed over to their creditors as slaves in order to pay their debts. Aristotle forbade wine for nursing women with his statement ‘it is the same whether the nurse or the child drink it’. Alcohol addiction and dependence has been recognized since that time. Addiction to alcohol became a state-recognized problem in England in the 17th century and it continued to be a major problem well into the 19th century. A treatise on alcohol addiction in English was written by John Coakley Lettsom (1744–1815) in 1779 and a book on alcoholism was published by Thomas Trotter (1761–1832) in 1804.  G.B. Grinrod, the author of Bacchus recognized and described alcoholism as a disease in 1838. The effects of alcohol such as dementia, neuropathy, delirium tremens and acute intoxication were also recognized during this time. One of the earliest descriptive postmortem findings in acute alcohol intoxication was given by James Kirkof Scotland in 1830. He stated that the brain and ventricles of the deceased contained a fluid that smelt and burnt like alcohol. Later, in 1839, Percy from Nottingham observed the affinity of alcohol for the nervous tissue in animals which explained the predominant nervous effect of alcohol. Sir Ashley Paton Cooper (1801–1885) in his evidence before the Select Committee on Lunatics in 1859, said that 50% of cases admitted to British asylums were due to chronic alcoholism. At his request, Thomas John Barnado (1845–1905) prepared statistics on the causes of destitution in England and was moved by the fact that more than 85% of destitute children reached their plight owing to the drinking habits of their parents and grandparents. Several other reports of asylum-wardens in England and America during this time gave similar findings. The earliest breathalyzer to detect the amount of alcohol in the breath was devised by Lallamand,Perrin and Duroy of Paris in 1860. Alcohol still remains a major cause of social, physical and mental ill health and Alcoholics Anonymous, which is a fellowship promoting abstinence amongst alcoholics, was founded in Ohio in 1935. Addiction to other substances and drugs became a problem mostly in the 19th century. The addictive properties of cocaine were first realized by Josef Breuer (1842–1925), a colleague of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) in Vienna in 1884.


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Alcohol and Road Traffic, Third International Conference 1963
Alcohol and Road Traffic, Third International Conference 1963
£36.00
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Drink: An Economic and Social Study, Herman levy, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1951 First Edition
Drink: An Economic and Social Study, Herman levy, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1951 First Edition
£45.00
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Alcohol and Human Life, Second Edition, enlarged and revised, 1938 Weeks, Courtenay C
Alcohol and Human Life, Second Edition, enlarged and revised, 1938 Weeks, Courtenay C
£68.00
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Confessions of An English Opium Eater, Thomas de Quincey, London  & Glasgow, Collin's Clear Type Press illustrated 1914 good copy
Confessions of An English Opium Eater, Thomas de Quincey, London & Glasgow, Collin's Clear Type Press illustrated 1914 good copy
£68.00
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Alcohol and the Human Body :An Introduction to the Study of the Subject, and a Contribution to National Health, Victor Horsley et al, 1907. 370 pages. No dust jacket. MacMillan & Co,
Alcohol and the Human Body :An Introduction to the Study of the Subject, and a Contribution to National Health, Victor Horsley et al, 1907. 370 pages. No dust jacket. MacMillan & Co,
£88.00
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Fifty Doctors Against Alcohol, illustrated with plates, London Brotherhood Publishing, Holborn ca 1890 -1910
Fifty Doctors Against Alcohol, illustrated with plates, London Brotherhood Publishing, Holborn ca 1890 -1910
£98.00
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The True Science Of Living Edward Hooker Dewey, 1902, good copy, 1902
The True Science Of Living Edward Hooker Dewey, 1902, good copy, 1902
£120.00
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Drugs and the Drug Habit, Harrington Sainsbury, Methuen & Co,London First Edition, 1909, very good copy,
Drugs and the Drug Habit, Harrington Sainsbury, Methuen & Co,London First Edition, 1909, very good copy,
£128.00
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The Psychology of Alcoholism, George B Cutten,  The Walter Scott Publishing Co. First Edition, 1907
The Psychology of Alcoholism, George B Cutten, The Walter Scott Publishing Co. First Edition, 1907
£148.00
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Alcohol and Science, Alcohol: What It Is and what it Does, Colour Plates, $ 500 Prize Essay, WIlliam Hargreaves, 1886
Alcohol and Science, Alcohol: What It Is and what it Does, Colour Plates, $ 500 Prize Essay, WIlliam Hargreaves, 1886
£168.00
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Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England, French, Richard Valpy, National Temperance Publication Depot, London, 1895 (1)
Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England, French, Richard Valpy, National Temperance Publication Depot, London, 1895 (1)
£188.00
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Alcohol and the State, Robert Carter Pittman, First Edition, National Temperance Society and Publication House, New York, 1877
Alcohol and the State, Robert Carter Pittman, First Edition, National Temperance Society and Publication House, New York, 1877
£225.00
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