Born August 15, 1890; died October 22, 1963 at the age of 73.
Elvin Morton Jellinek was an American physiologist, a pioneer in the scientific study of the nature and causes of alcoholism and in the description of its symptoms. it. He was the original proponent of the theory of alcoholism, arguing very convincingly that alcoholics should be treated as sick people. In the second book, Jellinek also recognizes that some features of the disease are shaped by cultural factors.