Silkworth: The Little Doctor Who Loved Drunks
Alcoholism is an obsession of the mind that condemns one to drink and an allergy of the body that condemns one to die.
In the 1930s, this statement by Dr. William Duncan Silkworth flew in the face of conventional wisdom that alcoholism was a moral failing. Risking his professional reputation, Dr. Silkworth articulated the medical observations and spiritual principles that helped to make the Alcoholics Anonymous program the success story it is today.
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