The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R. Peabody 1941
The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R Peabody 1941
BOSTON: Little, Brown & Company, 1941
This is the 1941 Edition. The book is in very good condition with some minor wear and fading to the cover. This is a former library book from the Harding Sanitarium Library. There are library markings/stamps on the spine, page edges and on the first two pages inside the book. There is no other writing or marking inside the book.
Peabody, of the Boston blueblood scions, was an alcoholic who helped pioneer the philosophy that alcoholism was an actual disease, rather than merely a weak constitution manifesting poor behavior. He went on to provide counseling services to many in NYC. It is generally regarded that some of his phrases ("Half-way measures were to no avail"; "Once a drunkard always a drunkard..." and even the step program were liberally made use of by Bill Wilson, who went on to found Alcoholics Anonymous.
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