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Document of the month: January 2013

“To Your Health” is a film produced by the World Health Organization. It is based upon the publications of a WHO Expert Committee on Alcohol and Alcoholism and presents a number of facts to encourage objective discussion of the problems of alcohol and alcoholism and to contribute to public understanding. It shows in cartoon form the action of alcohol on the human body, the relationship of the custom of drinking to historical and cultural factors in society, and it includes a description of the onset of the disease of alcoholism as it occurs in some individuals.
The film pronounces no judgement and makes no recommendations as to the action required to solve this public health problem but leaves this question open to individual audiences to consider and discuss.
WHO Photo, 1955.

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