From the June 1969 magazine. First printed in January 1970.

When the Big "I" Becomes Nobody

Reprinted from the September 1965 Grapevine

"And there was Dr. Harry Tiebout, our first friend of psychiatry, who very early began to use AA concepts in his own practice..." Bill W. in AA Comes of Age

THE AA program of help is touched with elements of true inspiration, and in no place is that inspiration more evident than in the selection of its name, Alcoholics Anonymous. Anonymity is, of course, of great protective value, especially to the newcomer; but my present target is to focus on the even greater value anonymity has in contributing to the...

-- Harry M. Tiebout, MD