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This is the original New York Times Obituary for William Griffith Wilson (Bill W.) who died in 1971 at the age of 75.

Bill Wilson became the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935.
He was one of the first to have recovered from a disease which had theretofore been irreversible.

The program of recovery, called Alcoholics Anonymous, developed and spread primarily byword-of-mouth and personal contact.
To date it has saved millions of alcoholics and their family members from the effects of what is a truly dreadful disease, all without demonizing alcohol.

God bless him and AA, and may he rest in peace.

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