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Temperance prize essays

Mussey gives a history of alcohol consumption, talks about physical effects, like poor digestion and circulation, and offers alternatives to the medicinal use of alcohol. He calls alcohol a corruptor of morality, as well. The medical and moral bent to his anti-alcohol message reflects the ideology of The Temperance Movement during his time.

Picture of title page
  • Author/Artist:

    Mussey, R.D. (1780-1866)
  • Year:

    1835
  • Type:

    Book
  • Topic:

    Alcohol
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