"Pioneer member of Akron's Group No. 1, the first A.A. group in the world. He kept the faith; therefore, he and countless others found a new life." This is the story of Bill D. “The Man in the Bed,” the first alcoholic Bill and Dr. Bob helped to get sober. For related images, please click on the links. For questions and answers about his story, please see on this site "Big Book Q&A," Personal Stories: 4th Edition, Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three. For photos of Bill D. and related painting, please click on links.