One of Bill W.’s sponsees, Dr. Earle rose from poverty to become a successful physician and master various fields of medicine. An apparently restless man, he went to meetings all over the world, experimented with Eastern religions, went through multiple marriages, and had his own idiosyncratic ideas about recovery. Still, he stayed sober in AA to the very end. This talk, given when he was 80, shows him to have been an accomplished speaker with a great sense of humor (1:08:24). For more on Dr. Earle, see “Big Book Q&A,” Personal Stories Section, “Physician, Heal Thyself!” on this site. For a brief biography, click on link.