William Duncan Silkworth

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William Duncan Silkworth (* 1873 ; † 1951 ) was a doctor and specialist in alcoholism in the United States. He was director of Towns Hospital in New York City in the 1930s.

Silkworth was a huge influence on Bill Wilson , co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous . It was through him that Wilson realized that alcoholism is a disease, not a moral weakness.

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