|Birth Day||August 8, 1879|
|Birth Place||St. Johnsbury, VT|
|Age||140 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 16, 1950 (age 71)|
Referred to as Dr. Bob, he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous with
He began drinking heavily while in college, and continued throughout his professional life, nearly flunking out of the medical program due to alcoholism.
His treatments for alcoholism proved ineffective until he met another struggling alcoholic, Bill Wilson, and so the two embarked on a novel attempt to treat addiction.
He and Bill Wilson de-emphasized religion in the treatment of alcoholism and preferred concrete, practical steps.