From the August 1976 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Ahead of His Time

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.

The recent passage by the [New York] State Legislature of a law decriminalizing public intoxication reminded me that at the turn of the century an illustrious Buffalonian advocated abolition of the statutory penalty on alcoholics. I am referring to the late Buffalo health commissioner, Dr. Francis E. Fronczak.

-- Stanislaw Dabrowski

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