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By M. J. Akhtar (auth.), J. S. Madden, Robin Walker, W. H. Kenyon (eds.)

It is for me, as President of the Merseyside Lancashire & Cheshire Council on Alcoholism, a sign privilege to put in writing a short foreword to those court cases of the 3rd overseas convention on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. through the week specialists, from across the world, in all these disciplines that have a contribution to make to the answer of the issues of alcoholism and drug dependence, surveyed contemporary advances in our wisdom of the aetiology, epidemiology, early acceptance, administration, and the social and commercial implications of those dual scourges of the modern scene. The discussions have been so much important and enlightening even if a large spectrum of conflicting perspectives and studies have been published. The justification for including another quantity to the becoming literature during this box is two-fold; first, that these playing the convention can research at relaxation and extensive the transactions of the convention; and secondly, that those that have been not able to wait could gain advantage from the newest perspectives of overseas specialists within the varied points of 1 of the foremost present difficulties in international healthiness. LORD COHEN OF BIRKENBEAD CH, PRSH, MD, DSc, ScD, LLD, DCL, FRCP, DL, JPo CONTENTS creation . . • . . . . . . . . . . . .

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At one time it was believed that these conditions were caused by malnutrition, particularly by the lack of lipotrophic factors, methionine and choline, (Himsworth and Glynn 1944), which is so often present in alcoholic patients. However, not all alcoholics are malnourished and it is well known that these patients also develop liver disease. Recently it has been shown that fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis can be induced by a high alcohol intake in the baboon despite high protein and vitamin supplemented diets.

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