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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Good Morning, Blackout:  On Writing Against the Recovery Narrative

“Today I must be very careful. Today I have left my armour at home.” — Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

“Overthinkers are the most exhausting alcoholics.” — Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

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