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June 1944

A. A. Goes to Sea

Or rather the merchant seamen have discovered A.A.! Just over a year ago, Dr. Florence Powdermaker, a well-known psycho-analyst, sent us a patient--who promptly dried up, pleasing the good doctor no end. Then Dr. Powdermaker put on a Naval uniform and took up the problems of tired or shell-shocked seamen. Oddly enough she found that many of them had just the same problem we landlubbers are cursed with. . .they were alcoholics and they wanted the worst way to get over it. She tried the A.A. literature on them--the book and the pamphlets--and it worked!


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