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L'alcoolisme entre délinquance et maladie : les intermittences de la médicalisation de l'alcoolisme aux Etats-Unis (1860 - 1995)

Abstract : The starting point of this article is the American paradox on the issue of alcohol: the vitality of the temperance movement has not deterred some of the medical profession to seek early pragmatic therapeutic solutions to treat alcoholism. However, can we speak of a true medicalization of alcoholism in the sense of Irving Zola and his successors? To answer this question the article goes back over the difficult development of the alcoholic medicine in the United States behind rhetoric stating that alcoholism is a disease. From the collapse of the first alcoholic medicine in the early twentieth century until its resurgence after Repeal of prohibition, something profoundly original finally emerges but it's not a conventional medicine: it's rather a social medicine, a medicine of restoration of free will in a specifically American paradigm.
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Dominique Vuillaume. L'alcoolisme entre délinquance et maladie : les intermittences de la médicalisation de l'alcoolisme aux Etats-Unis (1860 - 1995) . 2017. ⟨inserm-01592674⟩

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