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The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care / John Dittmer.

  • Dittmer, John, 1939-
[2009], ©2009
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About this work


Award-winning historian Dittmer gives an insightful and inspiring account of a group of courageous doctors and nurses who fought the battle for racial justice in hospitals, clinics, and on the streets in the 1960s. b&w illustrations throughout.


New York : Bloomsbury Press, [2009], ©2009.

Physical description

xi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


1st ed.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-311) and index.


Prologue: two roads to Atlantic City -- The good doctors -- Freedom summer in Mississippi -- The medical arm of the civil rights movement -- Selma and Jackson -- Summer, 1965 -- The last march -- The war at home -- The medical arm of the new left -- The young turks -- Health care is a human right -- Years of decline.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9781596915671
  • 1596915676