Hereditary Drunkenness

Hereditary Drunkenness —  Dr. Freeman, of New York, says that almost one quarter of the children under ten years of age in that city die of hereditary inebriety.  He advocates the erection of an Asylum for Inebriates, and says that eighty per cent of cases can be cured by such an institution.  This is asserted on the strength of experiments made by the doctor himself, and the testimony of other distinguished physicians.

                            (Liberator, April 18, 1856, pg 4)