Stories from the 1940s

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The Alcoholic Prisoner OF interest to many who are engaged in A.A. work, as well as to progressive penal authorities, is the question of the value of Alcoholics Anonymous in connection with the alcoholic prisoner. I happen to have the rather dubious privilege of fitting... Dan March 1949
I Went into A.A. for Angles I WENT to the State Pen in 1946 for a 2-10 year felony charge. I was bitter and full of resentment and vowed that society would pay when I was released. I know now who would have paid if I hadn't been introduced to the A.A. group there. I started... An Ex Con June 1949
An Experiment-- I WANT to tell you about a wonderful experiment that has proven successful in our city. Through the efforts of a former city police officer who has been working the Program over three years, the police force, the jailers, and at least one of our... R.W.L. July 1949
Alcoholism--A Challenge to the Medical Profession AS chairman of the Committee on the Problems of Alcoholism of the Medical Society of the State of New York, I wish to present the immediate task and long range plans. It is still news to many of the medical profession and to most of the laity that... MILTON G. POTTER, M.D April 1949
Alcoholism--A Legitimate Basis for Disability Retirement Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information. LATE in 1947, the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, officially... John J. Wittmer, M. D July 1949
News Circuit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is enjoying a steady growth in London, England, according to a report recently received in The A.A. Grapevine office. The London Group now has approximately 90 members. The Londoners are suffering the usual "growing pains" and... January 1949
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