Read the 1953 Harvard Crimson coverage of groundbreaking Yale alcohol study

 

In preparing a longer post about E. M. Jellinek and the Jellinek curve (to come soon), I came across an article titled “Yale Center of Alcohol Studies Investigates Drinking Habits of Carefree Undergraduates” from the Harvard Crimson, published November 21, 1953, and made available on the Crimson’s website.  The subject of the article is a ground breaking study of college drinking behavior, and it begins, quite hilariously, like this:

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Vintage Ads from the Quarterly Journal of Inebriety (1876-1914)

In doing research for this blog, I came across the archives of the Quarterly Journal of Inebriety, which are hosted on the site of the addiction history researcher William L. White. I’m trained as an archivist, and am beginning research into the history of addiction treatment, so of course I found this fascinating.

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