The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care (Paperback)

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The Medical Committee for Human Rights was organized in 1964 to support civil rights activists during Mississippi's Freedom Summer. MCHR volunteers exposed racism within the American Medical Association, desegregated southern hospitals, set up free clinics in inner cities, and created the model for the community health center. They were early advocates of single-payer universal health insurance. In "The Good Doctors," celebrated historian John Dittmer gives an insightful account of a group of idealists whose message and example are an inspiration to all who believe that "Health Care is a Human Right.

About the Author


John Dittmer received the Bancroft Prize, and several other awards, for Local People The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. He is a professor of history at DePauw University
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608190935
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2010
Pages: 336