From the August 1959 magazine.


THERE comes a time when we are called to help in an alcoholic case wherein one's fellow man is so far gone he has no reasoning power left with which to make a choice.

For you. . .it is beyond a Twelfth Step call. It is a question of saving the life of another human. It is an instance where only professional medical and nursing care will suffice or life will ebb before our very eyes. What are we to do in those wee hours of darkness when money is unavailable, hospital admitting clerks insist on adequate credit, physicians will not answer a charity call at an ungodly hour and night desk sergeants turn a cold ear to entreaty? Does prayer help?

-- E. N. O.

Tampa, Florida

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