The Biology of Alcoholism

Volume 3: Clinical Pathology

  • Benjamin Kissin
  • Henri Begleiter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Donald W. Goodwin, Samuel B. Guze
    Pages 37-52
  3. Herbert Barry III
    Pages 53-107
  4. Benjamin Kissin
    Pages 109-161
  5. Milton M. Gross, Eastlyn Lewis, John Hastey
    Pages 191-263
  6. D. Robert Axelrod
    Pages 291-302
  7. Lawrence Feinman, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 303-338
  8. Stanley H. Lorber, Vicente P. Dinoso Jr., William Y. Chey
    Pages 339-357
  9. R. C. Pirola, C. S. Lieber
    Pages 359-402
  10. Harold A. Lyons, Alan Saltzman
    Pages 403-434
  11. George E. Burch, Thomas D. Giles
    Pages 435-460
  12. John Lindenbaum
    Pages 461-480
  13. Benjamin Kissin, Maureen M. Kaley
    Pages 481-511
  14. Robert W. Hillman
    Pages 513-586
  15. E. Mansell Pattison
    Pages 587-658
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 659-673

About this book

Introduction

In this volume, the third of our series, the emphasis has shifted from the theoretical and experimental to the more clinical and practical aspects of alcoholism. Where, in the earlier volumes, more attention was directed to animal than human studies, in this volume, almost all material deals with the human condition. The clinical manifestations of alcoholism may be divided into two major aspects, that of the disease itself and that of its complications. This separation is to some extent artificial since, in a sense, the natural history of the disease is a function of the development of certain complicating mechanisms. These mechanisms in turn either become part and parcel of the underlying condition -alcoholism-or give rise to a new set of clinical variables characterized as "medical complications. " At this point, the dichotomy becomes real. The disease alcoholism tends to be seen as a distinct psychosocial entity and to be treated with psychosocial techniques. The "medical complications" are more clearly envisioned as being within the legitimate domain of medical practice and are treated by physicians who often tend to ignore the underlying alcoholism. The "patient" is sometimes lost in between. The major thrust of this volume is an attempt to describe the mechanisms of alcoholism as they are now known, in such a way as to establish a continuum between the disease alcoholism and its "medical complications.

Keywords

Syndrom alcohol alcoholism attention cancer development experiment interaction nervous system rehabilitation syndromes

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Kissin
    • 1
  • Henri Begleiter
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Department of Psychiatry Downstate Medical CenterState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2937-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2939-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2937-4
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