First Meeting of the Cincinnati Committee on Alcoholism
On May 6, 1949 a group of concerned Cincinnati citizens met at the University Club to address the problem of alcoholism issues in our community. Appalled at the lack of treatment available in Cincinnati, one of the first items on their agenda was to start an outpatient program at Cincinnati General Hospital. Those present were: Dr. Philip E. Piker, Chairman, Judge Chase Davies, Mr. James R. Heekin, Mr. Frank Jene, Judge Ralph Kohnen, Mrs. Harold Latimer, Mr. Bleeker Marquette, Mr. Harold Muntz, Dr. Byron Nellans, Mrs. Philip E. Piker, Dr. Daniel Rivers, Miss Ruth Roth, Mrs. Ralph Tooker, Captain John Turigliatto, Mrs. Joseph T. Ware To read the entire record of the first meeting minutes click here. See for yourself how these founding members began the initial development of a collaborative community plan. See how their professional experience and progressive attitudes began to shape the future of education and advocacy for proper treatment and prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction in Greater Cincinnati.