Learning about alcoholism: a 'must' for physicians

Phil Gunby
JAMA. 1981;245(10):1005. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310350007003.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


"Our Brothers' Keeper," a film emphasizing that physicians themselves are not immune to problems posed by alcohol, has appeared widely on public television in recent months and will be shown at the Congress on Medical Education in Chicago in April. Four other dramatic films will also be released during 1981 to teach physicians clinical skills in relation to alcoholism.

These are among materials being developed through Project Cork, a program funded by Operation Cork of the Kroc Foundation that began at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, in 1977. The program now has spread to the medical schools of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; the University of Colorado, Denver; Morehouse College, Atlanta; Rush University, Chicago; and the University of Washington, Seattle.

At Dartmouth, Project Cork coordinators say the emphasis is on "integrating the subject of alcohol into existing courses at the medical school, because alcoholics and alcoholism [have an impact on]


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours




Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.