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June 1954

Courage to Change the Things We Can 1944-1954

IT'S hard to realize today that when the year 1944 began the word alcoholism was still a hush-hush word, not to be uttered above a whisper, taboo to most people, and unknown as a word to even more. The press was afraid of it, afraid of the public's reaction to such an "unpleasant" subject--so much so that even the phenomenal response the Saturday Evening Post had received to the now-famous Jack Alexander article on AA in March, 1941, had not convinced other publications that they too might safely publish articles on alcoholism and AA.

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