From the Press

[From Collier's Weekly, December 22, 1917]

By our effort in the prosecution of this war we are attaining temperance. From the time war was declared, the arrests for drunkenness in the city of New York steadily decreased until in August they reached the unprecedentedly low figure of 969 for the entire month. The psychopathic ward of Bellevue has had fewer patients in the last six months than during any similar period in its history. In November, 1917, the Kings County Hospital was sheltering less than half its accustomed quota of alcoholic patients.

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