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Towsley Heads Medical Group

Dr. Harry A. Towsley of Ann Arbor became president of the Washtenaw County Medical Society in the annual election of officers last night. He succeeded Dr. Herman H. Riecker.

Dr. F. B. Williamson of Ypsilanti was chosen president-elect, and other officers were elected as follows:

Secretary-treasurer, Dr. L. Dell Henry of Ann Arbor; delegates, Drs. Riecker and Otto Engelke; alternate delegates, Drs. R. Wallace Teed, A. Minty Waldron, Reuben Seime and Harold Milter; member of board of censors, Dr. John Kemper.

Meeting in monthly session at the Allenel Hotel, the society listened to an address on “Alcoholics Anonymous.” The speaker admitted that the program of the organization did not constitute a “cure,” but declared that 50,000 individuals in the United States had been "helped” by the philosophy of "helping yourself by helping somebody else.”

The speaker asserted that the society was always ready to cooperate with physicians in aiding any patient and made a plea that the medical profession continue research in an effort to find an effective treatment with physical medicine or psychiatry.