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Anonymous history in your area
September 29, 1941
Record of Philadelphia Alcoholics Anonymous Group
Philadelphia A. A. Group was formed February 27, 1940, with
seven men as a nucleus. Six of these are definitely recovered
consider a man or woman an active member of A. A. when they
have been dry in the group two months and have attended
at least six general meetings.
now have an ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP of one hundered and thirteen
alcoholics, eighty-three of whom have not had a drink since
their first A. A. meeting. Five of these have been dry from
two to four years, twenty-seven dry from one to two years,
forty-one dry from six to twelve months and twenty-six dry
three to six months.
of these active members came directly from the Philadelphia
General Hospital, thirteen from other hospitals and institutions.
have been only twenty-three active members who do not appear
to be recovering. These are not included in the above figures.
Neither are the fifty other men and women who are now in
the process of becoming members.
gives us a total general membership of Two Hundered men
the best of our knowledge, the foregoing is correct.
Dr. A. Weise Hammer
(Signed) Dr. C. Dudley Saul