After investigating 127 offspring of alcoholic parents (mostly mothers), we consider the role of chronic alcoholism on the offspring to be very harmful, causing the following: miscarriages, stillbirths, prematurity, growth retardation, psychosomatic alterations with very specific facial features, and malformations.
Dr. Paul Lemoine, 15, Rue Alfred-De -Musset, 44000 Nantes, France
Published originally in Ouest Med. 1968;8:476–482. Translated and published in English with permission of Ouest Medical and Dr. Lemoine. The original abstract was published in Arch Fr Pediatr. 1967;25:830–832.