1951 Lasker Award
Presented, October 30, in San Francisco, to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous for Distinguished Service in the Field of Public Health.
"Formal recognition of AA's success in treating alcoholism as an illness and in blotting out its social stigma."
The Lasker Award Statuette. . .replica of the classical Winged Victory of Samothrace, symbolizing victory over death and disease. . .now occupies a place of honor in your General Service Office.
No AA anywhere can be unmindful of the tremendous significance to himself and to the 'millions who don't yet know' of this, the greatest public honor to come to AA thus far. We are also grateful to the Lasker Committee for the manner of its presentation. Bernard L....