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About Bob Smith
Bob Smith, who was a surgeon by profession, became famous not for his profession but as the co-founder of the international fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous.
Smith began drinking during his days in the university, which worsened after graduating in 1902. He battled with the habit during his early years as a surgeon. The Prohibition law in 1919 and the support from some family members and friends helped to reduce his love for alcohol, though he didn’t get over it completely.
His fortune changed in 1935 after meeting Bill Wilson (mostly referred to as Bill W.), who had successfully battled alcoholism. The latter managed to convince Smith to get over his problems, and later that year they formed the above-noted fellowship. The organization’s aim is to help people battling with alcoholism.
He was raised by his parents Walter Perrin Smith and Susan A. Holbrook. In 1915, he married Anne Smith who also played a part in his recovery from alcoholism.
In 1898, he completed his studies at St Johnsbury Academy. He continued at Dartmouth College before reading medicine at the University of Michigan. He was further trained at Rush Medical College.
He died from complications of colon cancer in 1950.
After helping over 5000 alcoholics, Bill W nicknamed him "Prince of Twelfth Steppers".
He joined the Kappa Kappa Kappa group during his time at college.
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F.A.Q. about Bob Smith
When is his birthday?
Bob Smith's birthday is on August 8, 1879.
In how many days is his birthday?
Bob's birthday is in 169 days
How old was Bob when he died?
He was 71 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 16, 1950.
How old would he be today?
Bob Smith would be 144 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Bob from?
He was born in U.S..