The Biology of Alcoholism

Volume 3: Clinical Pathology

Authors: Kissin, Benjamin, Begleiter, Henri

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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.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Pharmacodynamics and Natural History of Alcoholism

    Kissin, Benjamin

    Pages 1-36

  • Heredity and Alcoholism

    Goodwin, Donald W. (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Psychological Factors in Alcoholism

    Barry, Herbert, III

    Pages 53-107

  • Interactions of Ethyl Alcohol and Other Drugs

    Kissin, Benjamin

    Pages 109-161

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication, the Disulfiram Reaction, and Methyl Alcohol Intoxication

    Morgan, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 163-189

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biology of Alcoholism
Book Subtitle
Volume 3: Clinical Pathology
Authors
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-2937-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-2937-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-2939-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 674
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
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