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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alcohol Research in History; a brief exploration

An exploration of alcohol research in history is available on the Alcohol Research UK blog. It is taken from a presentation by Professor Virginia Berridge given at the launch of Alcohol Research UK.

It highlights the connection between evidence and policy and practice is relatively recent – a connection which has risen with some force since the 1970s. The post explores:

  1. temperance investigation and how it became science
  2. interest in the action of alcohol on the body
  3. the particular impact of the First World War
  4. drink driving and science
  5. new influences coming from the US and WHO
  6. new directions in Britain after the Second World War
  7. the rise of ‘evidence’
  8. international networks
  9. the former AERC, now run as Alcohol Research UK

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