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From the January 2015 magazine. First printed in May 1951.

The Little Doctor Who Loved Drunks

The original article that appeared following the death of Dr. William Duncan Silkworth in 1951

A drunk is lying on a bed in a hospital, and a doctor is sitting beside the bed. The drunk is talking earnestly to the doctor.

". . .a wave of depression came over me," the drunk is saying. "I realized that I was powerless--hopeless--that I couldn't help myself, and that nobody else could help me. I was in black despair. And in the midst of this, I remembered about this God business. . .and I rose up in bed and said, 'If there be a God, let him show himself now!' "

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