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Report On AA Work At The Philadelphia General Hospital
December 13, 1940
following is the complete experience of the Philadelphia
A.A. Group with patients of the Philadelphia General Hospital
since March 15. On this list are included only those men
who have attended at least two or three A.A. meetings and
have signified their intention of following the A.A. program.
notes on the various individuals follow:
A. - Dry seven months, no trouble.
Frank B. - Dry five months, one slip after he left group
one month ago.
Herbert C. B. - Dry four months, no trouble.
Joshua D. B. - Probably psychopathic; continuous slips.
Charles J. C. - Dry nine months, no trouble.
John D. - Dry four months through Philadelphia General Hospital
Joseph D. - Dry four months, no trouble.
George G. - Dry one month, no trouble.
John H. H. - Continuous slips before and after hospitalization.
William K. - Dry four months, no trouble.
Alfred K. - Dry four months, no trouble.
Arthur T. McM. - Dry eight months, no trouble.
William P. - Continuous after two hospitalizations, only
attended five meetings, no work.
Harry McC. - Dry eleven months, one slip two months ago,
James S. - Continuous slips before and after hospitalization.
George K. - Continuous trouble up to two months ago, first
C. M. M. - Dry nine months, no trouble.
Hugh O'H. - Dry two months, no trouble.
Edmonds P. - Dry nine months, hospitalization recent, trouble
William J. P. - Dry three months, no trouble.
James R. - Dry five months, no trouble.
William R. - Dry six weeks, no trouble.
Carl R. - Dry eight weeks.
Biddle S. - Dry four months, hospital trouble now dry one
Thomas S. - Dry four months, one slip.
David W. - Dry seven months, no trouble.
William W. - Dry nine months, no trouble.
Margery W. - Dry three months, no trouble.
out of twenty-eight who have come through the Philadelphia
General Hospital have had no trouble. Of the nine who have
had trouble, five have been with the group and had trouble
previous to hospitalization.
list was made at the request of Jack Alexander, writer for
the Saturday Evening Post.
A. W. Hammer M. D. - Surgeon
(Signed) C. D. Saul, M. D. - Chief resident, Saint Luke's
(Signed) Philadelphia General Hospital, By: John F. Stouffer
M. D. - Chief Psychiatrist