"A certain American businessman had ability, good sense, and high character. For years he had floundered from one sanitarium to another. ...placing himself in the care of a celebrated physician...finished his treatment with unusual confidence. His physical and mental condition were unusually good. Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable. Nevertheless, he was drunk in a short time."
Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, There Is A Solution, p.26
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