The Poison Problem; Or, The Cause and Cure of Intemperance

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Appleton, 1887 - Alcoholism - 138 pages

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Page 85 - The alcohol does not relieve the individual from cold by increasing his temperature ; nor from heat by cooling him ; nor from weakness and exhaustion by nourishing his tissues ; nor yet from affliction by increasing his nerve...
Page 85 - ... and thereby lessening his consciousness of impressions, whether from cold, or heat, or weariness, or pain. In other words, the presence of the alcohol has not in any degree lessened the effects of the evils to which he is exposed, but has diminished his consciousness of their existence, and thereby impaired his judgment concerning the degree of their action upon him.
Page 101 - In the course of my duty as internal revenue officer, I have become thoroughly acquainted with the state and extent of the liquor traffic in Maine, and I have no hesitation in saying that the beer trade is not more than one per cent. of what I remember it to have been, and the trade in distilled liquors is not more than ten per cent. of what it was formerly. . . . When liquor is sold at all, it is done secretly, through fear of the law.

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