From the January 1982 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

My Name Is Tramp, and . . .

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Tramp was born a stray and apparently grew up near a tavern where patrons regularly gave him handouts, including beer. He was sick, undernourished, and often drunk.

Struck by a truck in front of a bar, he suffered internal injuries and a broken leg. He underwent surgery to repair the internal injuries, and a pin was placed in his leg. But the anesthetic triggered convulsions, a...

-- Blake Gumprecht