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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... medical?  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Was A.A. spiritual or was it medical?


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... medical advice as the sprees got closer ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
We began to ask medical advice as the sprees got closer together.


3.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... medical and religious friends will be found ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Some of the recommendations of A.A.'s early medical and religious friends will be found further on in this book.


4.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... medical, and religious societies will be welcomed.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
Inquiry by scientific, medical, and religious societies will be welcomed.


5.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Medical Association in 1946, over the NBC ...  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.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... medical attention.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... medical attention, he should understand that he ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
Though you are providing him with the best possible medical attention, he should understand that he must undergo a change of heart.


8.
View PREFACE   ... medical benefactor.  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.


9.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... Medical Director of one of the oldest ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
I say this after many years' experience as Medical Director of one of the oldest hospitals in the country treating alcoholic and drug addiction.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... medical estimate of the plan of recovery ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
We of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book.


11.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... medical fraternity.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
The experiment of quitting for a period of time will be helpful, but we think we can render an even greater service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps to the medical fraternity.


12.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... medical importance; because of the extraordinary possibilities ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
These facts appear to be of extreme medical importance; because of the extraordinary possibilities of rapid growth inherent in this group they may mark a new epoch in the annals of alcoholism.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... medical men who have had experience with ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed our return to health.


14.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... medical or religious.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost no recovery from alcoholism has ever been brought about by the world's best professionals, whether medical or religious.


15.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... medical papers about Alcoholics Anonymous and call ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Doctors read medical papers about Alcoholics Anonymous and call for more information.


16.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... medical point of view, though we cooperate ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Neither does A.A. take any particular medical point of view, though we cooperate widely with the men of medicine as well as with the men of religion.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... medical profession have a low opinion of ...  BB Into Action, p.73  
Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery!


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Of necessity there will have to be discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... medical saint by A.A. members, and whose ...  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.


20.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... medical services without thought of charge.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
To 1950, the year of his death, he carried the A.A. message to more than 5,000 alcoholic men and women, and to all these he gave his medical services without thought of charge.


21.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... medical societies.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Soon, groups began to receive requests for A.A. speakers to appear before civic organizations, church groups, and medical societies.


22.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... medical societies and physicians throughout the world ...  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.


23.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Medical Society of the State of New ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Following are excerpts from the comments of doctors present at the annual meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the State of New York where a paper on A.A. was read:


25.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... medical textbooks.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
People needed to be told what alcoholism was, so we'd educate the public, even rewrite school and medical textbooks.


26.
View PREFACE   ... "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The second printing of the first edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in the second edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award and information on how to contact A.A. were added, and the appendix on the Alcoholic Foundation was discontinued.


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