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1.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Hospital.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Hence the two men set to work almost frantically upon alcoholics arriving in the ward of the Akron City Hospital.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hospital.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
After a time I returned to the hospital.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
One day we were told that he was back in the hospital.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hospital.  BB To Wives, p.110  
Sometimes he drinks on the way home from the hospital.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
One day they called up the head nurse of a local hospital.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hospital a broken man.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Trembling, I stepped from the hospital a broken man.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital a fast-moving trolley car breaks his ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Within a week after leaving the hospital a fast-moving trolley car breaks his arm.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital a free man.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
That afternoon he put on his clothes and walked from the hospital a free man.


9.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... hospital, and almost immediately the donor's son ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We had been presented with a hospital, and almost immediately the donor's son became its principal patient and would-be manager.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital and visit him afterward.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They were willing, by day or night, to place a new man in the hospital and visit him afterward.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hospital and while here he acquired some ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Many years ago one of the leading contributors to this book came under our care in this hospital and while here he acquired some ideas which he put into practical application at once.


12.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... hospital arrangements, and entreat their wives to ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
The founder and his friends channel spirituality to newcomers, hire halls, make hospital arrangements, and entreat their wives to brew gallons of coffee.


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hospital at all.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
During these two years I was kept so busy that I hardly left the hospital at all.


14.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... hospital chain of our own.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Hospitals didn't like alcoholics, so we thought we'd build a hospital chain of our own.


15.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: ...  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.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital experience, has stepped over the threshold ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a man, yet dazed from his hospital experience, has stepped over the threshold of that home into freedom.


17.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement.


18.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hospital for the mental and physical rehabilitation ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My brother-in-law is a physician, and through his kindness and that of my mother I was placed in a nationally-known hospital for the mental and physical rehabilitation of alcoholics.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital for the treatment of alcoholic and ...  BB A Vision For You, pp.161-162  
In one of these there is a well-known hospital for the treatment of alcoholic and drug addiction.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hospital for treatment.  BB To Employers, p.145  
In another case, an alcoholic was sent to a hospital for treatment.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Impressed by those who visited him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose experience closely tallied with his own.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hospital, he was approached by an alcoholic ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
One night, when confined in a hospital, he was approached by an alcoholic who had known a spiritual experience.


23.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hospital I was separated from alcohol for ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
At the hospital I was separated from alcohol for the last time.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital, I would not have taken you, ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Had you offered yourselves as patients at this hospital, I would not have taken you, if I had been able to avoid it.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hospital if I had been drinking, and ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
During the subsequent fifteen years I had sense enough never to go to the hospital if I had been drinking, and very seldom did I receive patients.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
In this prodigy of service, he was well assisted by Sister Ignatia at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hospital in despair.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair.


28.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... hospital in New York.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"One day I was doing a Twelfth Step job at a hospital in New York.


29.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital meantime.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
He tried to regulate his drinking for a while, making several trips to the hospital meantime.


30.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... hospital or any other?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
As generous as Charlie has been to us, don't you see that we can't tie this thing up with his hospital or any other?


31.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hospital or sanitarium experiences.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
I will not take space to relate all my hospital or sanitarium experiences.


32.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hospital procedure, before psychological measures can be ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvii-xxviii  
Of course an alcoholic ought to be freed from his physical craving for liquor, and this often requires a definite hospital procedure, before psychological measures can be of maximum benefit.


33.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital, puzzled and humiliated.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
In two months he was in a hospital, puzzled and humiliated.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital, recently made this statement to some ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
One of these men, staff member of a world-renowned hospital, recently made this statement to some of us: "What you say about the general hopelessness of the average alcoholic's plight is, in my opinion, correct.


35.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction, ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction, gave Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:


36.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hospital the thought came that there were ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
While I lay in the hospital the thought came that there were thousands of hopeless alcoholics who might be glad to have what had been so freely given me.


37.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital to rest his nerves.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Far from admitting he was an alcoholic, he told himself he came to the hospital to rest his nerves.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital to select still others from the ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Arrangements were also made with the chief psychiatrist of a large public hospital to select still others from the stream of misery which flows through that institution.


39.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... hospital used to make back in the ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Handing it to me, he continued, 'This shows the kind of money the hospital used to make back in the 1920's.


40.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital where he had gone to recover ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
We first saw Fred about a year ago in a hospital where he had gone to recover from a bad case of jitters.


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View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hospital, where he occupied the very room ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
He consented, however, to go to the hospital, where he occupied the very room recently vacated by the lawyer.


42.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Hospital, where I asked Dr. Silkworth if ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
"So I hopped the subway to Towns Hospital, where I asked Dr. Silkworth if he had a prospect.


43.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hospital where they attempted to help me, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
After three years of this, I wound up in the local hospital where they attempted to help me, but I would get my friends to smuggle me a quart, or I would steal the alcohol about the building, so that I got rapidly worse.


44.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hospital with unbearable mental and physical suffering.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
Then came the hospital with unbearable mental and physical suffering.


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