After Dr. Silk Worth’s first approval of anonymous alcoholics, medical societies and doctors around the world also approved of us.
The comments below were voiced by physicians attending the annual congress of the New York Medical Society. The congress, which was convened in 1944, provided an audience with an anonymous report on alcohol.
Dr. Foster Kennedy, a neurologist: “The anonymous alcoholic population employs two sources of the greatest forces ever discovered by humans, one being religion and the other an instinctive, or instinctive, group. In my opinion, the medical community should gratefully acknowledge this great therapeutic weapon, because otherwise we are condemned to indifference and because of the loss of faith that drains the mountain and the medical science would not do much without it, We will be guilty. ”
Dr. J. Psychiatrist Dr. G. Kirby Collier states: “In my opinion, anonymous alcoholics are a self-made population that is able to achieve the best possible results by following the guidelines of the group that originates from their philosophy. “Any treatment and philosophy that can have a recovery rate of 50 to 60 percent deserves attention.”
Dr. Harry. M. Psychiatrist Dr. Harry M. Tiebout: “As a psychiatrist, I have been thinking a lot about the relationship between my specialty and anonymous alcoholics, and have come to the conclusion that our main job is to provide psychiatrists with a way that the patient can cure or “Accepting outside help and I think the psychiatrist’s job is to eliminate the patient’s inner strength so that he can be broken inward, which is the result of anonymous alcoholism.”
Dr. W. W. Bauer (1946), on the American Doctors’ Program, which aired on the nationwide radio station NBC, stated: “The anonymous alcohol population is neither a drug-free army nor an anti-alcohol population. Members of this population know that they should never drink and help those with common problems. In such an atmosphere, alcoholics often overcome their “self-occupation” too much. They learn to rely on a supernatural power to free themselves from the help of other alcoholics. They remain alert day by day. Days turn into weeks and weeks into months and years. ”
Dr. John F. Stouffer, head of psychiatry at Philadelphia General Hospital, says of his experience with anonymous alcoholics: “Alcoholics who are admitted to this hospital cannot afford private treatment, and anonymous alcoholics are the best we have ever had. We have been able to offer them, and even in the few that they are dealing with again, there is a dramatic shift in personality. ”
In 1949, the American Psychiatric Society requested that an article be prepared by a longtime anonymous member of the congregation to be read at the annual congress. After doing so, the article was published in the November 1949 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. This article is now available in bulk to most groups or can be accessed through: Box 459 Grand Central Station New York N.Y. Formerly called the Bill on Alcoholism and formerly known as Alcoholism the Illness, 10163 produced Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W..