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Unconventional "Street Doctor" Treats the Homeless

Julie Sokolow

Dr. Jim Withers was willing to risk his standing in the medical institution, when he started dressing like a homeless person. It was 1992. After working a long day at the hospital, he’d hit city streets to dole out aspirin and cough medicine and take blood pressure. Homeless people seldom receive care when they’re sick or hurt, and Withers was resolved to do something about it.

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