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who was a severe alchol, except that when Paul was hospitalized
he was given large doses of vitamin B, which certainly were
a help in bringing him out of his poor nutritional state. Alcoholics
Anonymous was unheard of at this time, and I believe actually
the small group that organized it was just about beginning at
this time, but was unknown to me or my friends.
And the drug which is now used, antabuse, was not
Yes. And, of course, there are still no snappy ways
to prevent people from becoming alcoholics, but there's more
general understanding of the fact that it's an illness, not just
a perverse human trait.
And psychiatry has certainly shed a great deal of light.
Yes, psychiatry has, and it's become an interest of
You say at that point you were interested in Sigmund Freud.
Had you continued your readings in that area?
Well, yes, I've always been interested in Freud and have
read not everything he's written by any means, but I've read quite
a lot in the field, and I think he's one of the greatest men who
lived in the last 100 years certainly and maybe in the last 500.
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