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Abstract

In order to practice medicine properly, a physician must have a working knowledge of alcoholism. Five to nine million Americans are alcoholics [1] and alcoholism costs the American economy about $15 billion per year in job absenteeism, inefficiency, and medical treatment [2]. Alcoholism causes a huge number of medical and social complications, many of which can be fatal or can have a profound disruptive effect on the lives of alcoholics and their families.

Keywords

Status Epilepticus Esophageal Varix Alcohol Withdrawal Alcoholic Anonymous Delirium Tremens 
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© Spectrum Publications 1982

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  • Frederick Sierles

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