The Co-ordination of Care in the Field of Alcoholism

  • Eric Wilkes


The last quarter century has seen very large scale benefits from improvements in medical knowledge. Many old people who would have formerly been living painful and restricted lives can, after their arthroplasty of hip, for example, live full, independent and pain-free lives. Almost all such advances have been consequent on specialised knowledge, specialised training and specialised experience and although alcoholism remains a difficult and indeed expanding problem, there have been in this area also, benefits from highly experienced doctors giving group therapy, acute detoxification units and day care to patients who in rather more primitive circumstances would have not been helped nearly so well.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Wilkes
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  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineUniversity of SheffieldUK

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