The Lay Supplements

Offered here for the first time are the complete full-text versions of the Lay Supplements series, prepared by the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol.

Based on the information found in Lay Supplement No. 1, the original plan for the Lay Supplements series was to publish standalone pamphlets of 10-25 pages on 14 distinct topics in 1941, with “a suitable reading list of reliable works for those who are interested in studying the subject beyond the scope of the Supplements” (Jellinek, 1941, p. 2). There is no author attribution on the title page, however, the first 12 of the series, published during the years 1941-1944, were attributed to E. M. Jellinek by the CAAAL bibliographers in the first published bibliography of E. M. Jellinek from 1966.

The first twelve titles of the series were printed a total of 101 times, with Lay Supplement 10, The drinker and the drunkard, as the most popular with its 12 editions. The last two Lay Supplements were published in 1955, after Jellinek had left Yale. Additional copies of the titles in this series contained only minor updates to the “selected reading” lists on the back covers. The Lay Supplements were bound as a single volume, similar to the Classics of the Alcohol Literature, and were even assigned a Library of Congress call number (RC565.Q3), as shown on the title's spine (see picture on the right).


The Lay Supplements:

Jellinek, E. M. (1941). The problems of alcohol (Lay supplement No. 1). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: January 1945, March 1946, February 1947, June 1948, October 1948, December 1950, February 1952, September 1952

Jellinek, E. M. (1942). The nature of alcoholic beverages and the extent of their use (Lay supplement No. 2). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: March 1945, March 1946, August 1947, August 1949, December 1950, February 1952, September 1952

Jellinek, E. M. (1942). Alcohol and industrial efficiency (Lay supplement No. 3). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: September 1945, March 1946, February 1947, April 1950, September 1951, April 1953

Jellinek, E. M. (1941). Facts on delirium tremens (Lay supplement No. 4). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: September 1941, September 1945, January 1946, August 1946, June 1948, December 1950, February 1952, April 1953

Jellinek, E. M. (1941). Alcohol, heredity and germ damage (Lay supplement No. 5). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: March 1945, April 1946, August 1947, May 1949, April 1950, September 1951, September 1952

Jellinek, E. M. (1941). Alcohol and the length of life (Lay supplement No. 6). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: September 1945, August 1946, March 1948, September 1949, September 1951, July 1952

Jellinek, E. M. (1942). What happens to alcohol in the body (Lay supplement No. 7). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: May 1945, May 1946, February 1947, May 1949, April 1950, September 1951, July 1952, November 1954

Jellinek, E. M. (1942). Alcoholic beverages as a food and their relation to nutrition (Lay supplement No. 8). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc. Reprinted: January 1945, March 1946, February 1947, March 1949, April 1950, June 1951, July 1952

Jellinek, E. M. (1942). Facts on cirrhosis of the liver (Lay supplement No. 9). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: March 1945, May 1946, February 1947, September 1949, September 1951, September 1952

Jellinek, E. M. (1944). The drinker and the drunkard (Lay supplement No. 10). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc. Reprinted: December 1944, January 1946, April 1946, October 1946, February 1947, October 1947, October 1948, May 1949, September 1951, July 1952, April 1955

Jellinek, E. M. (1944). How alcohol affects psychological behavior (Lay supplement No. 11). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: April 1946, October 1946, August 1947, October 1948, September 1949, September 1951, July 1952, August 1955

Jellinek, E. M. (1944). The rehabilitation of inebriates (Lay supplement No. 12). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.
Reprinted: February 1947, March 1948, April 1949, July 1950, September 1951, September 1952

Author Unknown (1955). How alcohol affects the body (Lay supplement No. 13). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc.

Author Unknown (1955). What people do about alcohol problems (Lay supplement No. 14). New Haven, CT: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Inc