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1.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Dr. Bob's first visit to A.A. Number ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.156  
(*) This refers to Bill's and Dr. Bob's first visit to A.A. Number Three. See the Pioneer Section. This resulted in A.A.'s first group, at Akron, Ohio, in 1935.


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View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Dr. Bob's heads the Story Section.  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.155  
(*) This refers to Bill's first visit with Dr. Bob. These men later became co-founders of A.A. Bill's story opens the text of this book; Dr. Bob's heads the Story Section.


3.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Dr. Bob S. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Bill W., who along with Dr. Bob S. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, wrote the book to share 18 years of collective experience within the Fellowship on how A.A. members recover, and how our society functions.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Dr. Bob. These men later became co-founders ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.155  
(*) This refers to Bill's first visit with Dr. Bob. These men later became co-founders of A.A. Bill's story opens the text of this book; Dr. Bob's heads the Story Section.


5.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Dr. G. Kirby Collier, psychiatrist: "I have ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. G. Kirby Collier, psychiatrist: "I have felt that A.A. is a group unto themselves and their best results can be had under their own guidance, as a result of their philosophy.


7.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick remarked:  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Speaking at a dinner given by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to introduce Alcoholics Anonymous to some of his friends, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick remarked:


8.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, the noted clergyman, ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, the noted clergyman, reviewed it with approval.


9.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a psychiatrist, I have thought a great deal about the relationship of my specialty to A.A. and I have come to the conclusion that our particular function can very often lie in preparing the way for the patient to accept any sort of treatment or outside help.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He is a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


11.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... Dr. Jung) who prescribed for him.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Then he had gone to Europe, placing himself in the care of a celebrated physician (the psychiatrist, Dr. Jung) who prescribed for him.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Dr. Silkworth's description of alcoholism and its ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
But when the broker gave him Dr. Silkworth's description of alcoholism and its hopelessness, the physician began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness he had never before been able to muster.


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Dr. Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Since Dr. Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, medical societies and physicians throughout the world have set their approval upon us.


15.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Dr. Silkworth if he had a prospect.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
"So I hopped the subway to Towns Hospital, where I asked Dr. Silkworth if he had a prospect.


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   Dr. W. W. Bauer, broadcasting under the ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. W. W. Bauer, broadcasting under the auspices of The American Medical Association in 1946, over the NBC network, said, in part: "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not a temperance society.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Dr. William D. Silkworth, a New York ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He had also been greatly helped by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, a New York specialist in alcoholism who is now accounted no less than a medical saint by A.A. members, and whose story of the early days of our Society appears in the next pages.


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View PREFACE   ... Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The section called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just as it was originally written in 1939 by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great medical benefactor.


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