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


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Silkworth, a New York specialist in alcoholism ...  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 TRADITION TWO essay   ... Silkworth, began to tell me of the ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Three years ago, when my head doctor, Silkworth, began to tell me of the idea of helping drunks by spirituality, I thought it was crackpot stuff, but I've changed my mind.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Silkworth's description of alcoholism and its hopelessness, ...  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.   ... Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, medical ...  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.


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View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... 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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... Silkworth, M.D.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
Very truly yours, William D. Silkworth, M.D.


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View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... Silkworth, M.D.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
William D. Silkworth, M.D.


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View PREFACE   ... Silkworth, our Society's great 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.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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