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1 Feb 02 ver

Who/What is on Page
3rd edition Book titled, "Alcoholics Anonymous"

Many heart felt thanks go out to this member of the 'Show Me Group'
who put together and indexed this document.




      This file was originally started to make it easier to find links between people, places and things mentioned in the Third edition of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Much of the information covered in the 'first 164 pages' has become somewhat common knowledge over the years, yet I have never seen it all brought together in one document before. I've gone on and identified what I could in the stories sections, which was a bit harder to run down.

      But what is all this good for, you may ask. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge is a bit like our experience with self knowledge. OK but it won't keep you sober. What I have learned to do with this information is in working with others ... newcomers need to find people they can identify with. When I know a bit of their background I can refer them to stories of people with similar backgrounds. Othertimes someone is working on particular problems, or interested in particular topics. With this I can more easily find where those topics are touched on in the book. I have also found it useful in finding connections between different people mentioned in the Big Book. Possibly, one day, this information will be converted to a more proper looking index like that 'Names in AA' file previously posted. It might make it a bit more user friendly, yet it would lose the current feel of thumbing through the
book.

Hope you find this tool useful.

? = indicates info. not known to me, or may be followed by a 'best guess'
Page numbers are linked to the paragraph mentioned where possible.
     
Who/What/Where on Page#
     
Page
   Name
   Discription
     
 
Preface
 
xi  ° Silkworth ~Dr.s Opinion
 
Preface 2nd ed.
 
xv  ° Bill W & Dr.Bob ~NY stockbroker & Akron physician (they first met on 5/12/35)
xvi  ° Ebby ~alcoholic friend in contact with Oxford Group
xvi  ° Dr. Silkworth ~NY specialist in alcoholism
xvii  ° Bill D. ~AA#3 (Eddie R. was actually 1st but he didn't stay sober)
xvii-iii  ° Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick ~noted clergyman
xviii  ° Fulton Oursler ~editor of Liberty mag.
xviii  ° John Rockefeller Jr ~gave dinner
xviii  ° Jack Alexander ~wrote Saturday Evening Post article
xx  ° recovery rate ~alcoholics who came to AA & really tried, 50% got sober at once & remained that way; 25% sobered up after some relapses, and among the remainder, those who stayed on with AA showed improvement
 
Doctor's Opinion
 
xxiii-xxx  ° Dr. Silkworth ~well known doctor
xxiii  ° Bill W. ~patient he regarded as hopeless
xxv  ° Bill W. ~one of the leading contributors of this book
xxvi  ° ref to article in Lancet 1937 ~we believe and so suggested
xxix  ° Hank P. ~man brought in to be treated for chronic alcoholism
xxix  ° Fitz M. ~another case, had hid in a barn
  Bill Story  
1  ° Winchester Cathedral ~in England visted
2  ° Brooklyn Law School ~I took a night law course
2  ° 1920's certain securities ~then cheap and rather unpopular

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Bill Story
1
Winchester Catherdral in England visted
2
Brooklyn Law School I took a night law course
2
1920's certain securities then cheap and rather unpopular
2
April, 1925 gave up our positions and off we roared on a motorcycle (Harley)
3
Ella Goldfoot's worked on farm for a month
3
Wall St partners & Lois's friends -remonstrances of friends, became
lone wolf (P 82)
3
Manchester Vt, Ekwanok Club -'29 contracted golf fever, went to
country (P 84)
4
Penick & Ford XYZ-32 (stock- P & F is a corn products company)
4
Dick Johnson friend in Montreal (worked at Greenshields & Co., a brokerage
house)
4
Dr. Clark & Matilda Burnham -wife's parents
4
Macys wife began work in dept. store
5
Matilta Spelman Burnham mother in law
5
Dr. Clark Burnham father in law
5
A. Wheeler & F. Winans '32 formed group to buy - bender ->chance vanished
6
?Dr. Leonard Strong doctor came with sedative, next day drinking gin &
sedative
(P 99)
7
Dr.L.Strong & Dr.Emily brother in law & mother put him in
7
Towns hosp
7
Dr. Silkworth met kind doctor explained ill, body & mind
7
Armistice Day 1934 frightful day came when I drank once more
8-12
Ebby old school friend
9
Manchester Airport airplane jag (Ted Burke flew Bill & Ebby 1929, 1st plane to
land there, all drunk)
9
Shep C, Rowland H, Cebra G two (three actually) men appeared in court
10
Fayette Griffith (Bill's) grandfather
10
Winchester Catherdral in England
12
Winchester Catherdral cathedral (England)
13
Towns / 12-11-34 At the hospital I was separated from alcohol for the last
time
13
Ebby & Shep Cornell schoolmate visted at hosp (with friend)
14
Dr. Silkworth friend, the doctor
14
Ebby friend emphasized
15
Towns Hosp many times gone to my old hospital in despair
15
Cleveland in one western city
16
Bill C committed suicide in Bill & Lois home
16
36 years sober, age 75 Bill W., co-founder of AA, died January 24,1971

There Is A Solution
26
Rowland H a certain American Business man -treated by Jung
26
?Courtney Baylor had consulted the best known American psychiatrists
http://www.h-pmuseum.org/iteminfo.boml?&item=.ul.book.HP000160&user=872cb98
26
Dr. Carl Jung European psychiatrist
28
William James American psychologist, wrote Varieties of Religious Experience

More About Alcolism
32-3
? "man of thirty"-quit, retired at 55,started again,died 4 years
35-7
Ralph F "Jim"-car sales, mixed milk and whiskey
37-8
? jay walker story
39-43
Harry B "Fred"-sent AA's away in hosp,drank on Washington business trip
43
Dr. Percy Poliak staff member world renowed hospital (Bellevue Hospital, N.Y.)
43
? two of you men, whose stories I've heard

We Agnostics
50
Alfred E. Smith "celebrated American statesman" (four time governor of
New York and unsuccessful first Roman Catholic presidential candidate.)
51
Wright brothers first successful flight 1903
51
Professor Langley Samuel P. Langley, flying machine landed in Potomac -1903
project for War Dept. couldn't get off ground
52
Wright brothers built a machine that could fly
56
Fitz M "our friend was a minister's son"
56
Bill W "in hosp., approached by an alcoholic"

How It Works

Into Action
76
Book of James 2:20 &26 quote "Faith without works is dead"
79
? "man we know was remarried" -owed alimoney,wrote ex wife
80
Oxford Group member he accepted sum of money from business rival -explained in
church

Working With Others
96
Bill W failed entirely with first half dozen prospects
101
(an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle) -running away from drinking to
Greenland Ice cap
102
Dr. Bob was one many of us keep liquor in our homes

To Wives

Family Afterward
124
Henry Ford
124
Eddie R alcoholic or his wife had love affairs
133
? one of doctors who read manuscript -sweets are often helpful
135
Earl T one of our friends a heavy smoker and coffee drinker-nagged-slipped

To Employers -chapter written by Hank P
136
Hank P member who spent life in world of big business
136
? "Mr B" -brother insisted on speaking to him
137
? obit for one of best salesmen ever had
137
? wife called checking on ins. - he hanged himself
138
? Frank Winans officer of one of largest banks in America-
139
? BillW,BobE,Rowland
employee of above-drank-fired-AA contacted him-sober 'now'
140
? Dr.Edward Cowles or Dr. Craske -Chicago doctor with spinal fluid
theory of alcoholics http://www.eskimo.com/~burked/history/cowles.html
141
Standard Oil New Jersey "if my company" (that Hank P worked for)
148
?husband of Jane S (D241) vice president of large industrial concern
149
Honors Dealers I own a little company
149-50
Bill W & Jim Burwell two alcoholic employees

Vision For You
151
Four Horsemen Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Dispair - Revelations 6:2-8
war,
famine, pestilence, and death - personified the four plagues of
mankind ~ sometimes also refered to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
153
Bill W one of our numbers, business trip came off badly
153
Akron, OH. a certain western city
153
National Rubber Machinery business (of that trip)involved in proxy fight
154
Akron, Ohio in a strange place
154
Mayflower Hotel paced a hotel lobby
154
Reverend Walter Tunks clergyman he phoned
155
St. Paul's Episcopal church selected at random
155
Dr. Bob resident near nadir of alcoholic despair
155
AMA convention went on a roaring bender (Atlantic City, NJ)
156
around 6/17/35 He (Dr. Bob) has not had a drink since. (It is generally
stated
that Dr. Bob's sobriety date and the founding date of AA is 6/10/35,
but recent facts around Dr. Bob's last drink indicate that this date
is closer to a week or so later.)
156
Mrs. Hall/Akron City Hosp head nurse of local hospital
156-8
Bill D real corker, none too promising, future AA, lawyer
158
6/26/35 He (Bill D.) never drank again.
158
ran for councilman entered a political campaign
158
Ernie G-Akron a fourth turned up, devil may care young fellow
159
Bill W. our friend of the hotel lobby incident
159
Dr.Bob,Bill D,Ernie G leaving behind his first acquaintance, the lawyer
and the devil-may-care chap
159
Ed A., Joseph D., Harlan S., J.D.H., Robert O., Dick S., Jane S., Lloyd
T., Bill VH.- among others
a year and 6 mo.s later these 3 succeeded with 7 more
160
T.Henry&Clarace Williams man and wife placed home at disposal for meetings
161
Cleveland community 30 miles away
161
Ed A, Paul S, Lloyd T, Bill J, Charlie J, Clarence S (amoung others)
has 15 fellows of AA
161
NYC, Wash.DC, NJ locale's eastern cities
162
Towns Hospital well known hospital for treatment of alcohol & drugs
162
Bill W member there 6 years ago
162
Dr. Silkworth doctor in attendance
162
Akron/Cleveland OH our western friends
162
New York, Akron/Cleveland our two large centers
163
Hank P/Montclair NJ AA member in large community, more alcoholics per square
mile
163
Dr.Howard prominent psychiatrist he contacted/clinic (Chief Psychiatrist for
the
State of NJ)
163
Dr. Russell Blaisdell chief psychiatrist of a ...
164
Rockland State Hsp, NY large public hospital


Stories In the Third Edition
----------------------------
Pioneers of AA
Doctor Bob's Nightmare - Dr. Bob S, Akron
171
Sister Ignatia/St. Thomas Dr. Bob was well assisted (along with Dr.Bob's nurse
Lily)
171
St. Johnsbury, VT. I was born (8/8/1879) in a small New England village
171
Judge & Mrs. Walter Perrin Smith - father & mother
172
Dartmouth College one of the best colleges in the country (in Hanover, N.H.,
graduated 1902)
173
Univ. of Michigan entering one of the largest universities in the country
(1905)
174
Rush Medical Univ. another of the leading universities of the country (near
Chicago, Ill., received medical degree 1910)
174
Akron, OH. western city
175
Scylla and Charybdis (mythology: Strait of Messina-big rock with
monster/Scylla one
side, whirlpool/Charybdis on other. Odysseus managed to navigate through)
175
Prohibition Eighteenth Amendment (in effect 1/16/19 - 12/5/33)
176
the City Club hide out in one of the clubs
176
Anne Smith my wife (Anne & Dr. Bob went out together for 17 years before they
were married)
177
Wallace Beery/Tugboat Annie play or movie involving drinking man
177
'the beer experiment' one of Bob's stories
178
Oxford Group crowd of people -their poise, health and happiness
179
Henrietta Seiberling a lady called up my wife
179
Bill W come over meet a friend of hers
179
AMA Conv. meeting of nat'l society (in Atlantic City, NJ June 10-12, 1935)
179
nurse Lily/Cuyahoga Falls woke in friend's house, town near home
179
Bill W. my newly made friend

Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three - Bill D, Akron
182
Henrietta wife
182
Akron Law School
182
Kenmore/Akron, Ohio
183
?Ohio State Univ our state university
183
Prohibition
184
Akron City Hosp. 1935, hospitalized 8 times
184
Bill W & Dr. Bob S wife had been talking to a couple fellows
185
Bill W & Dr. Bob S
188
Bill D, Bill W & Dr Bob (all named in editors note)
188
Akron City Hosp. (named in editors note)
188
Mrs. Hall nurse on the receiving ward
189
Henrietta wife
189
AA's Number One Group
190
Cigarettes, poker & horses
190
attorney in Akron my business

He Had to Be Shown - Dick S, Akron
(rewrite of "Car Smasher" in the 1st edition)
193
Moscow, little town
194
Cuyahoga Falls
194
Scranton & Cleveland had lived in both
195
Dr. Bob
196
Cleveland blackout drinking story
200
Max R
went to get a job driving one of his trucks
202-4
Christian Science
203
beer experiment
204
Firestone working at
205
DrBob / Dr.Scuderi called a doctor, one I knew
205
St. Thomas sent me to hospital
205
Sister Ignatia
205
Paul S. my brother, associated with group, had stopped drinking
206
Paul S., Dr. Bob my brother & Dr. Bob talking to me about not drinking
206
Paul (S., brother) dispached to get me a pint
207
paraldehyde taken five and half ounces
207
St. Thomas awoke in hospital
208
Bill D offered drink -smartest man I'd met in months
208
Joe (?D.) walked 3 miles through snow to talk to him
208
Dr. Bob, Bill D., Ernie G., Walter B., Harold G., Paul S., Joe D.,
Harlan S., J. D. H., Bob O. or G., Henry Z.
only 7-8 people in group before me

He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman - Al G (aka Abby), Cleveland
210
Cleveland OH born in
211
toolmaker apprentice job - moved into drafting dpt
211
Cleveland
212
Case School
212
patent law my profession
212
Grace married when I was 28
213
Washington worked in too
213
New York, Philadelphia, Boston -
214
Catholic training in my youth
215
Grace G. my wife
215
? first approached about the Akron Group
216
?Virginia MacL. wife's hairdresser
216
Clarence S. brother in law of hairdresser
216
Dr.Bob some doctor in Akron
216
Mary (?wife Grace)
216
Clarence, hairdresser Clarence S , &sister in law the hairdresser
216
Bill W.
217
Gethsemane (scene of "agony & betrayal of Christ")
217
Dr.Bob
217
Dorothy S (Clarence's wife)
217
City Hospital (Akron)
217
Dr. Scuderi the interne
217
paraldehyde glassful of bleached lightening
217
Dr.Bob
217
barbiturates routinely took in mornings last 3 years
218
Dr.Bob didn't lay out whole program
218
Dr. Bob, Bill D., Ernie G., Phil S., Walter B., Harold G., Ed A., Paul
S., Joseph D., Harlan S., J.D. H., Robert O., Henry Z., Richard S.,
Jane S., Lloyd T., Bill VanH., Frank C., Robert E., Charles S., Bill
J., Tom L., Jack D., Charlie J., Clarence S., Jim S., Archie T., John
D., Wallace G., Vaughn P., Ernie G., George McD.
every member of Akron Group visited
218
April 19, 1939 (or 26th) left on Wednesday afternoon
218
T.Henry&Clarace Williams house where encounter first meeting
218
Oxford Groupers
219
(see ref to pg 218) 28 to 30 fellows came to see & he came to believe
219
Dr.Bob Doc dwelt on idea of illness
219
Cleveland group first met end of May 1939 in 'my' home (Clarence S., Al G.,
George McD., John D., Dr. Harry N., Lee L., Phillips, Chas J.,
Clarence W., Rowland J., Deforest H., Doug G., and Lloyd T. attended)

Women Suffer Too - Marty M, NYC
222-3
"Dorothy" (came out of blackout talking to)
223
Rita (last person remembered before blackout)
223
New York, 42nd St (where she had been drinking with Rita)
224
Brooklyn (where found herself with Dorothy)
224
Willie Seabrook name she tried to find in phone book (William Seabrook)
224
"Asylum" book he had written. (New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company c1935)
224
Bellevue Hosp landed in a hospital (the neurology ward under the care of
Robert
Foster Kennedy, M.D.)
225
Scott Fitzgerald & John Held -novelist and playwrite
225
John Blakemore my husband
226
Blythewood Sanitarium entered a sanitarium (in Greenwich Connecticut)
226-7
Dr. Tiebout my doctor
227
book Alcoholics Anonymous my doctor gave me to read (a multilith copy)
228
AA went to a meeting of this group of freaks or bums
228
182 Clinton St a house in Brooklyn (Bill W's house)

The European Drinker - Joe D, Akron
230
Europe-Alsace born in
230
Basle Switzerland went to Franciscan school there
230
Boxer Rebellion/China (Chinese revolt 1899-1900)
231
Cleveland growing industrial city in the middle west
232
Prohibition
234
Catholic
234
?Father Gallagher, Haas or Nagle my priest
235
Dr.Bob alcoholic who was a doctor came to see me
235
Dr. Bob, Bill D., Ernie G., Walter B., Harold G., Paul S.
not more that 4 or five members
235
? third man who came to see me
236
Matt 19:19, 22:39, Mark 12:31, Romans 13:9, Galatians 5:14
"Love thy neighbor as thyself"
237
?Harlan S sent me to tell another alcoholic my experience

The Vicious Cycle - Jimmy B, NY
238
Philadelphia, Wash.D.C.
238
Rosa my new wife
238-9
Jackie (W.) 12th Stepped him (pidgeon of Fitz M)
238-9
Fitz (M) old school friend of mine
239
AA group of fellows in New York
239
AA this "understanding fellowship"
240
Baltimore my early life spent in
240
Episcopal Sch for Boys Protestant boarding school in Virginia (Alexandria, VA)
242
in France
Bar Le Duc
242
Baltimore
242-3
Hank P big shot who fired me, met again in AA
243
Baltimore
243
?Firestone sales job with national tire company
244
thirties. Depression
245
Hank P man who fired me 11 years ago in Mississippi
245
Bill W
245
Jackie (W.) named
246
jail places matches are prohibited
246
Bill & Hank
246
Honor Dealers Co small automotobile polish company
246
Bill W., Henry G. P., Fitz M., Brooke B., Silas B., Herb D., Ned F.,
Ernest M. ,Gordon S., Myron W., Wes W., Bill R., Flo R., Ernest A.,
Paul K., Cliff W., Jack W.
NY composed of about 12 men
246
182 Clinton St Bill's house in Brooklyn
247
Hank P fired him (again)
248
June 16, 1938 his sobriety date
248
Big Book our big AA book
248
12 Steps
had a definite formula
248
(he inspired) God, as we understand him
249
Philadelphia brand new group
249
Rosa only 12 Step call on woman, married her
250
San Diego, CA now live in the West

The News Hawk - Jim S, Akron (helped Akron members write stories for
1st ed Big Book)
(re written and retitled version of "Traveler, Editor, Scholar" that
appeared in 1st edition)
251
New York sailed for
251-2
Tom Sharkey's bar "brawling bar on 14th Street"
252
Pittsburgh
252
Liverpool
252
Australia where born, visit my people
252
Lusitania (luxury cruise ship, sunk in WWI)
253
Chicago, Omaha, Ohio
253
YMCA the local "Y"
253
Quebec, Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburg scenes of drunks upon release
254
?Akron started housekeeping in large Ohio town
254
Washington DC
254
?Pittsburg returned to town left 3 mo.s before
254
Philadelphia
255
Houston
256
Federal Theatre in Texas
256
Federal Writers in San Antonio -
256
?Akron town left 5 years before
257
?Salvation Army did 10 weeks in social rescue institution
257
?Akron City Hosp called to the hospital
257-8
?Earl T former partner (12 stepped from hosp bed)
257
? stranger came into my shop
257-8
AA about a bunch of some 60 former drinkers and drunkards
258
Dr.Bob the doctor I had heard about
258
Chicago (where friend in hosp was from)
258
?Earl T. got me into a hospital
259
Wed/Akron left hosp on a meeting night
259
? taken home by former alcoholic and his wife
259
Upper Room read Bible daily and go over simple devotional
260
ref to Exodus 16:3 "fleshpots of Egypt"
260
Prodigal Son

From Farm to City - Ethel M., Akron
261
AA's first Group (Akron)
262
Liberty, Indiana where aunt lived
262
Ethel (name of author, Ethel M)
262
Roscoe M aka Rollo/Russ (aunt warns) he drinks too much...I married him
262
Russ (Roscoe M aka Rollo or Russ)
262
Cincinnati where he went off on a week drunk
262
Ravenna (small town east of Akron)
263
Dr.Bob
264
Charleston, W.Virg.
264-5
Bellaire, OH picked up for drunk driving there
264
Wheeling
265
Akron
265
AA
265-6
John D. (Rockefeller dinner Feb 8, 1940)1940 piece in the paper about
266
AA going to have to join that alcoholic business they're talking about
266
Elgie R woman behind the bar
266-7
Jack M. owner of the bar (?John M of Cleveland gp)
267
Akron where Jack went to quit drinking
267
Dr.Bob doctor here in Akron
267
Florida
268
?Bill D./Jimmy B. an attorney sat on the side of the bed
268
Saturday Post/Jack Alexander -Jack gave it to her to read
268
Sermon on the Mount
268
Akron every Wednesday meeting Jack told her about
268
Big Book she had one
269
Paul S.-Akron stressed reading Big Book
269
Jim G
told her to put Big Book away, then start on stories
269
Jack M
269
Ohio Edison Building Jack M met there to take to meeting
269
Klu Klux Klan (afraid AA might be like)
269
King School location of first meeting
269
Miriam & Annabelle (wives of _ & Wally G)AnnabelleG. took under her wing
270
?Ernie G-Akron young fellow led the meeting
270
?Sue talked about his wife
270
Lord's Prayer closed meeting with
270-2
Russ
270-1
King School had attended Wed. night meeting there 3 1/2 years
270
Dr.Bob & wife Anne Doc and Anne
271
Dr.Bob enjoyed coming to their house in country
271
slips story of first she knew of - Jack M
271
Jack M. (?John R of Cleveland gp)
271
Elgie R his wife dragged him to Russ
272
Hilda S invited her to Sunday dinner after 'Russ' buried
272
Doc & Anne would be at that dinner
272
old timers
173
Anne S. miss Annie's advice
273
Alice one of the men's wife

Man Who Mastered Fear - Archie T., Akron then Detroit
(originally published in 1st edition as "The Fearful One", re written
for 2nd ed.)
275
Detroit started AA there
277
Depression
278
Ralph went to his room and told him truth
278-9
DrBob couple knew him, turned me over to his care
278-81
Akron
279
Akron Group
279
Akron City Hosp while in a hospital bed
279
Twelve Steps visitors explained program of recovery
279
Anne DrBob's dear wife
280
Archie's 3rd Step prayer "God, for 18 years I have been unable to handle this
problem. Please let me turn it over to you"
280
Sept 1938 been 16 years since I came back to life
280
Twelve Steps
280
DrBob & Anne lived with for close to a year
281
Bill W visted Akron frequently
281
Detroit never wanted to see my home town, but did
281
Bill W stopped in Akron on way to Detroit
281
New York where Bill went after Detroit
282
who approached doctors, ministers, lawyers, men in industry & friends
282
Dick R first prospect, shipped him off to Akron
282
Akron & Toledo
282
'Cash Customers' DrBob slang for those having so little cash
282
delivering dry cleaning returned to Detroit to find work
282
?Dick R, Mike, Anne K -after 6 mos, group of 3 men had first mtg in his
bedroom (also nonalcoholic Sarah Klein)
282
Depression
283
Rotary Groups talked to them abt AA
283
(Oct 39 -AACOA 182) one of the first radio broadcasts about AA
285
Sept 1938

He Sold Himself Short - Earl T - Chicago
287
Chicago
287-95
Akron born there
287-93
Chicago moved there in 1930
287
Depression
288
Katie T my wife
288
Florida dad came to get him
289
small group of men in Akron had same problem
289
? , Howard mentioned 2 I had known
289-90
Howard an ex doctor
289
these men in Akron
290
allergy + obesssion described illness
290
? ?
2 other men visited me
291
T.Henry & Clarace Williams allowed to attend first meeting - living room of a
home
291
Bill D led meeting
291
Bill W & Dr. Bob
291
Lord's Prayer ended with
291
Depression
291-3
Dr. Bob spent lot of time with
292
Wednesday Dr.Bob's day off
292
six steps
292
moral inventory such as selfishness, conceit, jealousy, carelessness,
intolerance,
ill temper, sarcasm, and resentments
292
Restitution step made list of all harmed, worked out ways & means to make
restitution
293
Katie my wife (A 23)
293
inventory learned could not take inv and file it away; continue daily
294
Dick R. asked to help one of his salesmen
294
North Shore Sanitarium went to the sanitarium
294
Ken A.
man from Akron moved to Chicago
294
Big Book printed in spring 1939
294
? + Sadie two inquiries from NY (unknown name is one that reportedly didn't
make
it, his mother was more interested in his getting sober than he was
apparently)
294
'We The People' broadcast after 15 minute radio talk
294
Dr. Dan Craske doctor of one of prospects (Osteopathic Hosp in Chicago)
294
Ed & Sadie doctor gave 2 prospects
295
Dr. Brown another doctor in Evanston
295
Sylvia K turned over a woman (also refered Luke, Sam, Tee)(A 22)

Home Brewmeister - Clarence S - Cleveland
297
Cleveland
297
Dorothy S.M. my wife (1st wife)
298
Cleveland moved back to my home town
298
City National Bank in Cleveland -larger company in the finance business
299
Dorothy S.M. my mistrusting wife
301-2
Dr.Bob wife heard of a doctor in another city
302
Akron City Hosp advised me to enter a particular hospital

The Keys of the Kingdom - Sylvia K - Chicago
304
Chicago
304
cycle of alcohol & sedation
304
John Held & F.Scott Fitzgerald -popular authors of 1920's
305
sedatives (what) most prescribed
305
Chicago moved thousand miles away to
306
Caroline P was one (D 180) day and night nurses
306-10
Dr. Brown /from Evanston there was one doctor continued to struggle with me
307-8
Alcoholics Anonymous remarkable book off NY press
307
Cornwall Press off NY press
308
AA's handful of people in Akron and NY
309-10
Earl T. next day, a visit from Mr. T.
309
Akron & Chicago
310
Cleveland
310
Luke, Sam, Tee my doctor sent 2 more alcoholic patients
310
Earle T, George M, Dick R, Sylvia +2 -later Sept '39 had nucleus of six members
310
Sept 1939 first official group meeting
311
alcohol or sedatives artificial crutch I had relied on (little white pills
-DrBob
book 180-1)

Part II - They Stopped in Time
Too Young - ? - ?
317-8
Vietnam stationed there
318
?Karen girl I'll call 'Karen'
318
Arizona stationed there
318
drunken driving charged with
318
?Jean girl I'll call 'Jean'
318
Germany stationed there
319
? AA member
319-20
? AA group / meeting
320
(slogan) not to worry about yesterday ... tomorrow ... live 24 hours

Fear of Fear - Cecil M (later Cecil F)-
321-4
'George' M (named on 322) been married to a drunk
321
Greenwich Village Gp 2nd meeting with him
321
'Eileen' lovely young girl
321
? introduced me to the girl / call my sponsor
322
'George' M
322
Cecil 'Jane' (name she calls herself in story)
322
corn liquor drank on first drinking spree - allergic!
323
(yets) never went to hosp, lost job, in jail, drank in morning
323
(more yets) lost husbands, children, homes, everything
324
(slogan) I never knew it was the first drink that did it
324
(slogan) go on the wagon
325
since July 1949 only been in AA few years
325
(slogans) live & let live, Think

Those Golden Years - Cecil 'Teet' C -
327
movie publicist job he retired from
327
Social Security
327
Paramount Studios motion picture studio public relations
327
AA
327
(yets) never been told by superior drinking too much, still had wife, ...
328
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences -been on board
328
Kansas originally from
328
'babe in Boozerville' slang
328
(slogan) on the wagon
330
obesity & alcoholism chief dangers for retiree
331
THE LAUGHS ON HOLLYWOOD even sold some (Roundtable Publishing, 1985,
several magazine articles on the Marx Bros.)
331
couplet "Alcohol gave me wings to fly, And then it took away the sky"
-unknown, perhaps his writing
332
"I'll Never Smile Again" (song, various artists- Audubon Bon Bons to Frank
Sinatra)
332
(more songs - C/W) "What Made Milwaukee Famous Made a Loser Out of Me" by
Jerry Lee Lewis, "I'm Drinking My Christmas Dinner All Alone" (unknown)
333
barbiturates to get back to sleep
333
'eating my alcohol' (slogan)
333
Alan Ladd / "Shane" movie he had worked on
334
AA told wife he had to go to

The Housewife Who Drank At Home -
337
(slogan?) which came first, the thinking or the drinking?
338
D.T.'s
339
Jekyll & Hyde I became a ...
339
(slogan) first drink
339
(slogan) off on the usual merry go round
339
(slogan) cessation from drinking was not enough
340
Alcoholics Anonymous doctor refered her
340
(slogan) couldn't live with alcohol...couldn't live normally without it
340
(slogans) Easy Does It, etc.

Lifesaving Words - Trevor K, loner in India
342
GSO
342
Lucknow, India his home
342-3
Naini Tal (Himalayan Mountians lake resort, site of several Hindu festivals)
342
Philander Smith College American sponsored Methodist public school
343
Enid my wife
343
New Delhi stationed there
343
Charlie M in touch by mail with sponsor in New Delhi
343
AA literature
"has kept me sober"

Physician Heal Thyself - Dr. Earle M - San Francisco
345
physician
345
CA in a western state
345
(yets) lost everything, been in jail, prison, lost family, lost income,
skid row
345
skid row of success (slang)
346
Harry went up to see a friend -member of AA
346
Alcoholics Anonymous would invistage from medical point
346
pamphlet (?) had wife read it to me
347
Earle friend called him by name
347
12 Step call made before ever came to program
347
Tuesday Night Mill Valley A.A. group -first meeting
347
surgeon his profession / introduced as psychiatrist
347
Clark our community butcher
347
? one of the carpenters
347
? man who ran the bakery
347
? my friend who was a mechanic
348
Bible list of where he had 4 placed
348
Big Book on my night stand
348
12 & 12 in locker at hospital
348
?Sermon on Mount got books by Emmet Fox
348
pink cloud / pink seven felt miserable again
348
Clark the butcher
349
Alcoholics Anonymous suggested he join / instead of enjoying pink cloud
349
page 58 (How It Works) suggested he read (highlights phrases here)
349
psychoanalysis good tool, not too potent
349
12 Steps
gave some semblance of an answer
349
1st half 1st Step
350
Third Step
351
the Great Physician
351
Mary (1st wife) asked my wife wasn't there something (9th)- now does dishes
351
Janey daughter
352
Alcoholics Anonymous has helped

A Teen Ager's Decision- Lisa - Washington State
(story was first named "The Story of Lisa" in an early printing of
"Young People and A.A.")
354
Las Vegas, Washington State -hitchhiked
354
booze, pills, pot spent month doing
355
AA Thank God I knew of
355
day at a time (slogan) decission to stop drinking ...
355
? my sponsor

Rum, Radio and Rebellion - Pete W - Pittsburgh, PA
356
53 with 9 yrs AA
356
(yets) never in jail, hospitalized, cost me a job
357
Cleveland, Ohio born in
357
WW 1

357
Armistice signed the day he planned to enlist
357
Atlanta went to sign up
357
Birmingham
357-8
Prohibition
357
moonshine drank it
358
Roaring Twenties
358
Europe visited a few weeks
358
speak easy cards
358
Cleveland, New York where those 'speaks' were
358
'29 Stock Market Crash
358
Depression
358
John Barleycorn -slang for alcohol
359
Chicago
359
New York
359
Cleveland from my home town of ...
359-60
Vermont opportunity to go manage
359
Salt Lake City she had opportunity in
360
'city slicker from NY' looked upon him as
360
Rotary Club he joined
360
5 o'clock alcoholic
361
November 1938 married in Montreal
361-4
Pittsburgh moved to
362
Spring 1944 left for her parents home in Florida
363
AA had read about, called
364
Florida decided to drive to
364
AA literature
packed so she couldn't help but see it
364
New York went there alone
364
lapse (slip) didn't tell anyone
365
Big Book, 12 Step work read and did
365
first birthday in AA
366
9 month baby admitted to being (at birthday)
366
St.Petersburg Times clipping about AA (1944)
367
Pitsburg
367
AA
367
"The Man Upstairs" (God)
367
Twelve Steps most important factor in success
368
Honesty most impt after the steps

Any Day Was Washday - ?
369
Laundromat ideal spot for alcoholic housewife
370
cirrhosis of the liver mother died of
371
women's halfway house
371-2
Alcoholics Anonymous

It Might Have Been Worse - Chet R -
374
golf and 19th hole
375
cunning, baffling, powerful -
377
(phrase) don't want to live/afraid to die
378
Alcoholics Anonymous told him "it's AA-or else"
378
(phrase) easier softer way
378
(yets) jails, sanitariums, broken homes, skid row
379
Step 1 (quoted) explained
380
allergy obsession explained
380
(slogan) one drink too much, 100 not enough
380
character defects explained
381
12 Steps

381
(directions) study AA book, go to meetings, get active
381
spiritual experience
381
12 Steps & 12 Traditions
381
Lord's Prayer
381
amends explained
382
(slogans) 1st Things 1st, Easy Does It, 24 Hours a Day

A Flower of the South - Esther E - Houston/Dallas Tx
384
Texas
384
AA
384
New Orleans
385
creme de menthe drank with siblings
385
Miss Esther father talking to her
385
Emma our old cook who liked to drink
386
Mae West film star
386
medicinal it really was ... that night
386
?Frank divorced my husband in July
386
Texas where divorced & reconcilled
386
Oklahoma moved to
386
Texas (Houston) returned after 3 years
386-94
?Frank my husband
388-9
New York Frank had to go there for 2 weeks
389
Samaritan Treatment father talked her into -took 3 times (possibly at Doctors
Hosp
on Maple Ave in Dallas)(Samaritan Treatment was an aversion control
type treatment)
389
?B-3 diagnosed vitamin deficiency
389-90
Houston moved to -change of environment
390
jail took my dog home and me to ...
391
hit bottom
391-2
Saturday Evening Post someone sent article on AA, Frank gave to her
391
AA something else to try
392
an actual disease
392
Box 658 PO Box to write to in NY (459 since sometime btwn '41-5)
392
General Service Off.
392
AA literature

393
Ruth Hock wrote longhand note -personal touch helped
393
Larry J man AA referred me to, had started group
393
last drunk never want to forget
394
Ruth (Hock) for personal note (Bill W's secretary)
394
Houston Group thanks to all members
394
Dallas transfered to in 2nd year sobriety (started group that first met
there 4 Ap
1943)
394
12th Step work threw herself into
394
AA
395
Dr. Bob & Bill quotes from
395
(slogan) keep it simple

Calculating the Costs -
396
Navy retired
396
initiation fee AA's paid highest of any club in world
396
Drunkalogues & statistics can be boring
396
Green blood (slang) money
397
Drinking Career from 18-43
397
(slogan) one drink not enough
397,399
20%
of income went to drinking
398
giggle gurgles (slang)
398
Navy joined
398
Army to avoid
398
WW 2

399
intangible init fees
399
first drink (slogan) stay away from
399
(slogan) one day at a time

Stars Don't Fall - Felicia G - NYC
400
countess a titled lady
400
alcoholic career
400-2
Pattersons my family
400
Venus dreamed about having beauty of
400
Madonna dreamed about having purity of
400
President of US dreamed about being brilliant as
400
Shakespeare ambition to write like
400-1
AA life was in shambles until
400
Europe family home in
401
Count Josef Gizyicki my father
401
Count had a title
401
Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson my mother
401
America mother brought her here as baby
401
terrapin fork learned to hold -main academic accomplishment
401
West Coast at 18 ran away to
402
Drew Pearson married
402
Baltimore Sun & Washington Post -he was young newspaper man
402
back East came here after marriage
402
Quaker his family
402
Ellen birth of a daughter
402
Washington (DC) went after divorce
402
physical allergy to alcohol -had right away
402
"The House of Violence" 1932 -got a novel written
403
Mrs. Shakespeare had not become
403-4
Virginia had house here in fox hunting season (Nov1-Jan31 now)
403-5
Switzerland chalet here during summer
403
Long Island another house here
404
AA stayed drunk till ... 10 years later
404
bowl of milk punch drank during fox season
405
Europe went to escape
405
banks of Seine France -rented beautiful apartment
405
"Flower of Smoke" 1939 another novel abt
405
Scott Fitzgerald's poor tipsy debutante (character) (SF was famous writer of
period)
405
Vogue New York fashion magazine, Paris office
405
Dudley de Lavigne married again, Englishman
405
Egypt honeymooned here
405
France wine tasting tour while waiting for English divorce
406
Geneva at large party here
406
enlarged liver said I had one
406
Europe returned to -things no better with family
406
New York moved to
407
'forget a drink' (foreign concept to alcoholic)
407-9
young Bohemians met a bunch of
407
the Village they lived in (Greenwich Village section NYC)
408
(slogan) end would be total smash up, death, or insanity
409, 411-2 Dr. Ruth Fox my third and last analyst
409
(slogan) AA had to stop my drinking first. Then I was able to do something
about me.
410
fish wife, common scold (slang) I became
410
dive (slang) a sick person's place (bar)
411
Shakespeare compare self to again
411
'running into doors' excuse to explain bruises
411
'gave me the elbow' (slang)
411-2
(yets) jail, sanitarium - mugged, manhandled, semi prostitution
411
59th St. Bridge thoughts of jumping from
412
Bill W spoke at meeting
412
AA
412
Big Book I read the book, returned it to my analyst
412
taken 1st Step
412-3
Bill W go down and see Mr. W
413
AA Foundation
was in ...
413
Wall St district NY (?Vessey St location)
413
allergy, mental obsession Bill explained
413-4
Marty (M)
413
Priscilla P a friend of Marty's, another AA
413
Salvation Army
414
Robert McCormick she had known my cousin in Chicago
414
first meeting went to my
414
Priscilla with Marty and some other girls
414
Tuesday @ Clinton St only one big meeting a week then in NY
414-5
Anne (C.) fellow AA who helped me, went on bender (her story "Annie the Cop
Fighter" in 2nd edition of Big Book)
414, 416 Priscilla (Peck)
415
Joy Farm AA farm in Kent (renamed High Watch Farm in '40's)
415
New York phoned for help
415
John & Bud 2 AAs met us at station ?[perhaps John ('Fitz' M) & Bud (E)]
415-6
24 Hour Plan
416
slip except for one in first 8 months
416
(?when daughter taken away) reaction to personal tragedy in my life
416
24th Street Club AA Club -changed locks on desk as secretary
416
Intergroup secretary "interfering"
416
12th Step Work
417
"Lost and Found", Colliers Jan 5 '46, _The House of Violence_, New York
: C. Scribner's sons, 1932, and _Flower of Smoke_, New York, C.
Scribner's sons, 1939.
sold a good deal of what I've written -
417
11th Step

Growing Up All Over Again - Harris K - Illinois
418
alcohol and pills
418
Junior League wife was in
418
alcoholic & addict
419
AA
419
? dentist who started AA in ...
419
Amarillo, Tx
419
US Navy

419
Philippines 2 year tour of duty in
419
alcohol, pills, adultry binges with
419
geographic cure return to US
420
chemicals depended on to keep going
420
AA because no other doors of help
420
12 Steps
part of list of what does to stay sober
420
? second wife - AA member
421
("and a") alcoholic with a drug problem

Unto the Second Generation - ?
422
AA pushed into
422
ACUTE ALCOHOLISM diagnosis
422
Hawaii the place
422
US Navy
author was in the
423
pumping gas job after school
424
Omaha where went
424
Chicago from my hometown
425
Navy enlisted in ...
425
Army draft to escape
425
Great Lakes Boot Camp
426
Pensacola Air Base applied to photo school -
426
bartender job at Navy Chief's Club
426
Hawaii applied for duty there
426
Pearl Harbor
426
Kaneohe Bay transfered to, on
426
Oahu
427
AA folks found
427
Honolulu
427 429 D.T.'s
pineapple story(427)
428
San Diego returned to
428
Tijuana went to jail -drunk & brawl
428
met 'new parents' headed home
429
DT's again folks called a doctor
429
AA heard a lot about

Me An Alcoholic? - ?
432
coin with 2 faces
432
Who's Who in America listed in
432
'bohemian' going completely
432 434 binges

433
(yets) drunk on job, missed work, ineffective by hangover, liquor
expenses within my budget
433
explanations (listed)
433
new formula (list) (how to drink without consequences)
435
schizophrenia, suicical
435
Time & Newsweek he was quoted in -with pictures
435
AA
436
power greater than myself
437
Psalms 46:10 psalmist said "Be still, and know that I am God"

Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict - Dr. Paul O - California
originally published in the A.A. Grapevine with the title "Bronzed
Moccasins"
439
prescription drugs
439
(excuse) "If you had my problems you'd drink too"
439
(excuse) "If you had my wife you'd drink too"
439-40, 444-5 Max my wife
439 445 Al-Anon
440
psycho ward
441
Wallace Beery movies
442
pep pills taking and shooting
442
Benzedrine, Demerol, morphine -used
442
codeine, Percodan, tranquilizers -never got much effect
442
Pentothal used
443
alcohol & pills necessary to get ALL out of house & possession
443
solid alcohol (slang)
444
convulsion
444
Mayo Clinic decided to send me
444
nut ward at Mayo
445
scotch went home and got bottle of
445-52
Max also my office nurse
446
3rd Step we took together out loud
446
12 Steps

446
Frank the man from AA ... an attorney
448
narcotics, pills, alcohol
449
(slogan) now what am I going to do about it?
449-50
acceptance
449
Shakespeare "All the world's a stage, all the men and women merely players"
449
AA
450
Midas touch
451
Serenity Prayer
451
AA meetings

452
12 Steps
first to the 12th
452
my serenity

452
(slogan) I do whatever is in front of me to be done

Part III - They Lost Nearly All
A Five Time Loser Wins - Morris B - Long Island, NY
457
alcohol with other drugs
457
(slogan) progressive, self induced, slow suicide
458
inside - outside (slang)
459
(Slogan) chemicals- liquid or otherwise
459
(slogan) freedom from self
459
12 Steps

460
castor oil/mineral oil punishment
460-1
AA heard of 20 years before
460
LA, Phoenix, San Francisco attended meeting there
460
California left to ...
460
jail...alcohol & speed woke up in - sick, withdrawing from
461
Serenity Prayer
461
(slogan) if continue to drink, the end is death or insanity
461
first 3 Steps took for the first time
462
big Gene civilian AA companion
462
paracounselors program to convert 'management problems' into
462
Dept. of Corrections
462
County Mental Health job as alcoholism worker
463
Marine Corps completed training in ...
463
(slogan) Guess I'll never be a saint.

Promoted to Chronic - Helen B - New York
464
solitary drinking
464
blackout
464-5
locked up in hotel room drinking
465
sleeping pills left a bottle for her
465
hotel maid might have died except for alert ...
465
border line having passed over the
465-7
Washington DC transition in life took place here
466
stealing money from him
466
New York took me to
467
Bing Crosby -Silent Night listended to over and over at restraunt
468
2 police men husband brought them to my room
468
psychopathic ward-City Hsp took to
468
merry to round (slogan)
469
"Conditional Reflex" treatment (possibly Samaritan Treatment?)
469
AA
469
Saturday Evening Post hadn't been written
469
Jack Alexander
469
Washington (DC) only a tiny group in
470
Nov 1944 at long last went to AA
470
Periodic Drinker crossed out
470
Chronic Alcoholic diagnosis
471-2
? first worman I met in AA -became sponsor
471
Easy Does It (solgan)
471
12 Steps
may not have drank again if practiced
471
getting off the beam (slogan)
472
put up on a pedestal (slogan -not recomended)
473
Faith without works is dead -(slogan)
473
24 Hour program (slogan)

Join The Tribe! - Maynard B - Fairfield, Conn
first published in the A.A. Grapevine in Feb 76 as "Son of Tall Man"
474
AA
474
Great Spirit (God)
474
Maliseet Indian his tribe
474-5
Canada
474-6
Tall Man my father (named later, probably a pseudonym though. See Nov 62
Grapevine story "An Indian named 'Tall Man'" page 14-17.)
474
US Army
cousin had served in
474
Canadian Army author joined
475
Maine went to booze joint in
475
Connecticut moved to after Maine
475
Maine Turnpike turnpike in Maine -from Toll to Winthrop, Maine
475
? & Tall Man good mother and father
475
? Indian fellow been sober 3 years
475-6
AA thought it was a religion
476
?Fort Fairfield Group first meeting in small town in Maine
476
1st & 12th Steps jumped from to help brother
476
TOBIQUE Reservervation start group on reservation (3 May 58, New Brunswick
Canada)
476
Bridgeport, CN moved there after 6 mos.
476
?Eskasonia, Nova Scotia help start other groups all over Maritimes & New
England
476
Maine newsletter -Boomerang -carried Tall Man's obit

Belle of the Bar - ?
478
pill affliction
478
suicide attempted several times
480
heroin also addicted to for 2 years
480
AA
480
Al-Anon mother is in
481
12 Steps and 12 Traditions practice every day
481
? met and married a man in AA
481
flower garden new hobby
481
hockey also enjoys
482
honesty biggest word in AA

Jim's Story - Dr. Jim S - Washington DC
483
AA's first black gp originator of
483-6
Virginia born in
483
Negro
483
1st Baptist Church
485-7,490
Vi
my wife, married 30 years
485
the South father came out of
485
surgery author's profession
486
the southern "cracker" (slang)
486,490
Washington DC author went through school in
486
Howard University author attended
486
the Depression
489-90
North Carolina I went South -dry county
491
James S who police asked for (him)
492
Seattle went to to work
492
Pennsylvania wound up in a steel mill here
493-5
Ella G met while repairing outlet and got into AA
493
Jim S
(author)
494
AA, sponsor Ella didn't say anything abt - talked to wife first
494-5
Charlie G my sponsor, was white
495
Charlie & 3-4 others met at Ella G's 1st meeting of colored group in AA
495
YMCA got room for meetings at -Friday nights
495
white gps in WashDC got help & guidance from
496
12 Step work

Our Southern Friend - Fitz M - Washington, DC
497
Old Maud father's horse for buggy
498
John Barleycorn (slang for alcohol)
498
hail fellow well met (slang)
498
"Hail Hail the gang's all here" -(song)
498
"Sweet Adeline" (song)
499
eat drink and be merry (phrase)
499
Armistice (end of WW 1)
500
tuberculosis the doctor told me I'll have
500
George the elevator boy
500
Good old Charlie drinking partner
502-5
Towns Hosp in hospital for alcoholics (in NY p.505)
503
?Hank P. one comes back -tells of sober men in New York
504
Who are you to say there is no God? -
504
prayer
504
Bill & Lois some men & women come to visit my friend
505
New York wife come to -he gets out of hosptal
506
constructive acts of love
507
strength has come from weakness -(slogan)
507
truth shall make us free (slogan)

The Prisoner Freed - ?
508
prison in for 20 years
508
Homicide Court
508
Old Tombs Prison
509
Sing Sing
509
Dannemora in Adirondacks
509
Wallkill "a so called rehabilitation center"
509-11
AA first exposed at Wallkill
509
Matteawan and many other mental institutions
510-11
some of old crowd -got drunk
511
? couple AA boys
511
4 years sober

Desperation Drinking - Pat M - NYC
512
AA fortunate AA is available
512
3 years ago came to AA
512
sponsor (joke)
513
blackouts
513
Pat (author)
513
Army he went into
513
New York came back to
513
Ireland came from as youngster
514
binges
514
misery parade
515
half drunk wasn't the type that got ...
515
DT's
515
Alanon House (AA group before dropping the 'n')introduced to AA
515
1st Step
516
dry jitters (slang)
516
jump in with both feet (slogan)
516
12 Steps

516
slogans -Easy Does It,

The Career Officer - Sackwille M - Dublin, Ireland
517
British officer, Irish
517
Jesuits
517
Indian Civil Service
517
Germany year in school here -drunk 1st time
518
Dublin University 2 years school here
518
Sandhurst British Military College -1916
518
WW 1
the war was on
518
France
518-9
Germany about a year occupation after war
518
England
518
Army (British)
519
India
519
Abyssinian war
519-20
Egypt stationed there
520
Palestine
520
Suez Canal
520
WW 2
Hitler's war broke out
521
Sudan, Egypt in hospital in both
521
fortnight's blackout (two weeks)
522
London, Ireland
522
geography cures
522-4
Dublin 1941
523
28 April 1947 (his sobriety date)
523
Evening Mail remembered AA story in
523
Dublin Group met on Monday nights then -1st mtg
524
Benzedrine
524
paraldehyde
524
phenobarbital
524
Country Shop restaurant (where Dublin Group met)

Another Chance - ?
526
black, Afro American
526
prison
526
Mother's Aid (precursor of AFDC?)
527
suicide tried many times
527
blackout stole fur coat & sold it
527
prison got 12 years
527-8
AA found in prison
528
Negroes only 5 Negroes in AA in my city
528
AA convention


He Who Loses His Life - E.B.'Bob' R.
531
playwright authors profession
531
suicidal drinking
531-2
Bob (author of story)
532
my proud southern blood
532-3
self pity
533
Virgil captain of footbal couldn't translate
534
Edna St. Vincent Millay (quote: Pity the heart ...)
534
my secret garden crutch, excuse, escape from life (self pity)
534
grown up brains, childish emotions -(slogan)
535
the purpose of life
536
Shaw (quote: Christ crucified every generation...)
536,542
jail
9 times
536,542
alcoholic ward overnight twice
536
a "special" person
537
Philistine if he were sober, I put him down as ...
537
my motto
a little man with a stick is equal to a big man
537
Paramount Theatre, Times Sq. -
538
New York
539
Jail 5 consecutive Friday nights
539
AA exposed to AA once
540
New York back to big city
541
? plumber in nearby town
541
? worked with to get group started
541
? published a book -helping other people
542
only 1 law, only 2 sins
542-3
paradox (mentions 3)
543
joy of living

Freedom From Bondage - Wynn L -
544
(slogan) drinking was "a symptom of deeper trouble"
544
(slogan) get down to "causes and conditions"
544
AA
544
(slogan) I am the result of the way I reacted to what happened
544
(slogan) match calamity with serenity
544
Florida
547
alcohol in ... I found a false courage
548
skid row inevitable end would be
549
my last drunk
549
jail went to for second time
549
AA doctor suggested
549
sedation or narcotics I take no
550
? AA members who sponsored me
550
H.O.W. the program works
550
the AA book
550
12 Steps

550
willingness to believe
550
(slogan) restore us to sanity
551
rationalization (defined)
551
John 13:16-18 (quote) "happy are ye who know these things and do them"
551
rash of self will
551
spiritural experiences
551-2
resentment
552
(sick man's prayer) (explained)

AA Taught Him to Handle Sobriety - Bob P -
554
(slogan) AA does not teach how to handle drinking, teaches how to handle
sobriety
554
(slogan) no great trick to stop drinking; trick is to stay stopped
554
Kansas raised in
555
New York moved to upon graduation to persue career
555-6
boy wonder
555
Navy joined -ensign, wrote speeches for admirals later
555
self help books
555-6
(list of things tried) self help books, religion, swore off, switched to wine
then ale, then vodka
557
badly enlarged liver
557
cirrhosis
558
esophageal hemorrage doctor warned of
558
Chicago where it happened 1st time
559
Dr. Harry Tiebout psychiatrist -doctor sent him to
559
General Service Board Tiebout was trustee on board of
559
AA
559
sponsor got one & began attending meetings
559
drunk farm drying out on a
559
Big Book read
559
Grapevine read
560
4th & 5th Steps
560
(slogan) one day at a time
560
Serenity Prayer (quoted, partially)


Appendices
I. The AA Tradition
566
Tradition 6 (long form) dividing the material from the spiritual
566
Tradition 7 (long form) prudent reserves
567
Tradition 8 (long form) 12 Step work -never to be paid for
567
Tradition 9 (long form) rotating leadership, central or intergroup committee,
General Service office, AA Grapevine
567
Tradition 10 (long form) politics, alcohol reform, sectarian religion
567
Tradition 11 (long form) advertixing, pictures as AA members

II. Spiritual Experience
569
Spiritural Experience
569
God consciousness
569
William James
570
essentials of recovery honesty and open mindedness
570
Herbert Spencer

III. Medical View of AA
571
Dr. Silkworth
571
Medical Society of NY
571
Dr. Kirby Collier
571
recovery rate of 50-60%
571
Dr. Harry Tiebout
572
Dr. WW Bauer
572
American Medical Assoc 1946
572
Dr. John Stouffer at ...
572
Philadelphia General Hsp
572
American Psychiatric Assoc
572
American Journal of Psychiatry -Nov 1949
572
"3 Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W" / "Bill on Alcoholism" /
"Alcoholism the Illness"


IV. The Lasker Award
573
Lasker Award
573
American Public Health Assoc -

V. Religious View on AA
574
Edward Dowling, SJ
574
Queen's Work Catholic journal
574
Catholic Church
574
The Living Church Episcopal magazine
574
John D Rockefeller, Jr
574
Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick

VI. How to Get In Touch With AA
575
intergroup associations
575
General Service Board
575
General Service Office
575
AA Grapevine

575
Box 459
575
Al-Anon Family Groups

 
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