Husbands & Wives

Like every big business and many small ones, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. was worried about the "problem drinker." Absenteeism and inefficiency had made it the company's problem as well as the drinker's.† Five years ago, Du Pont put a man known only as "Dave" on the payroll. He was a former tennis pro who had quit drinking, thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous. In Detroit last week, Dr. G. H. Gehrmann, Du Pont medical director, told a meeting of industrial physicians how Alcoholics Anonymous—and men like Dave—could help companies cure their dipsomaniacs.

Dave started out at Du Pont's Wilmington,...

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