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* Oetinger, Fredrich - one of possible authors of Serenity Prayer (P 258n)

* 'Old Tom' - see Tom M

* Olsen, Dr. Oscar - close friend & enthusiastic A.A. since 1947; attended Seattle Convention 1990 (G 73)

* Oppenheimer, Dr. J. Robert - nickname 'Oppie'; physicist, asked Bill join him at Institute Advanced Study Princeton, wanted Bill oversee & evaluate chemical composition neuroses, mostly depression, Bill didn't (B 357-358) (P 381)

* 'Oppie' - nickname for Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer

* Ora T. - early New York A.A., Bill & Lois sublet her furnished apartment 42 Barrow Street Greenwich Village (L 130) (P 215)

* Oram, Mrs. Gordon - from San Francisco, had boarder Ted whom she got Big Book, opened her flat 1st A.A. meeting late 1939 (A 88)

* Orvis, Mrs. - owner famous Equinox House, headed delegation to meet arrival 1st plane landing Manchester Vermont airfield; Bill, Ebby & pilot Ted Burke drunk (G 58) (H 367) (L 76) (P 84)

* Oscar V. - from old St. Louis family, stayed Bill's house (B 263)

* Oscar W. - Cleveland A.A., age 29, told, when you are new, you should 'take the cotton from your ears and put it in your mouth, sit down and listen!', wrote resignation & gave Dr. Bob, slipped, back in 6 months (D 225-6,229,231,245-7,258-9,270-1)

* Osler, Sir William - late 19th-early 20th century Canadian physician (A 243)

* Osmond, Dr. Humphry - English psychiatrist involved in research working with schizophrenics & alcoholics at Canadian hospital Saskatoon Saskatchewan; Bill met trough Gerald Heard; trying various methods break patients resistance, help them through chemical means -LSD 1954 and vitamin therapy -B3/niacin; worked Dr. Abram Hoffer, asked Bill work with them, he did for 6 years (B 358-359) (G 54) (L 159) (N 137) (P 368-370,372,376n,380,387,388,389)

* Otis W., Father - early recovering priest (S 171)

* Oursler, Fulton - editor Liberty Magazine popular national weekly 1939; wrote book Greatest Story Ever Told; Senior Editor Readers Digest; introduced Bill to Fulton Sheen; member Board Trustees; helped raise money from friends distributing first 2 chapters Big Book when unpublished (A 17, 87, 172n, 177, 208) (G 73) (H 145, 180, 182-183, 194) (SM 11,17) (N 52, 90) (P 223-4, 280, 335) (BB3 xviii)

* Oursler, Grace - husband was Fulton Oursler, they introduced Bill W to Fulton Sheen (P 280)

* Ovshinsky, Stan - Detroit inventor, developed cheap way converting heat directly electricity; formed company Energy Conversion Laboratories marketed idea (P 380)


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