Alcoholics Anonymous History In Your Area
Special Report On AA Work At The Philadelphia General Hospital
December 13, 1940
The 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.
Brief notes on the various individuals follow:
Joseph 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 and Byberry.
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, hospitalization then.
James S. – Continuous slips before and after hospitalization.
George K. – Continuous trouble up to two months ago, first hospital May.
C. M. M. – Dry nine months, no trouble.
Hugh O’H. – Dry two months, no trouble.
Edmonds P. – Dry nine months, hospitalization recent, trouble since.
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 month.
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.
Nineteen 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.
This list was made at the request of Jack Alexander, writer for the Saturday Evening Post.
(Signed) A. W. Hammer M. D. – Surgeon
(Signed) C. D. Saul, M. D. – Chief resident, Saint Luke’s Hospital
(Signed) Philadelphia General Hospital, By: John F. Stouffer M. D. – Chief Psychiatrist