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

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

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The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care
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The good doctors
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the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care
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John Dittmer
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eng
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Emerging during the civil rights struggle in the South in the early 1960s, the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) suffered from a chronic identity crisis and continuous internal turmoil but still left a significant legacy. First providing support for civil rights workers, the many doctors, nurses, and others who were part of MCHR also challenged the American Medical Association's tolerance of racism in its affiliates, worked to desegregate and bring more equity to health care, and helped give rise to the widespread creation of community health centers. Disagreements over organizational structure and where MCHR's political focus should be led to its gradual dissolution in the 1980s. Dittmer (history, DePauw Univ.; Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi ) uses interviews plus other primary and secondary sources to shed light on an organization that has remained largely unchronicled. Clearly presented and absorbing, this is recommended for public libraries as well as academic and medical libraries with medical history collections.—Dick Maxwell, Porter Adventist Hosp. Lib., Denver --Dick Maxwell (Reviewed May 1, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 8, p95)
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1939-
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Dittmer, John
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Social medicine
  • Right to health care
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American physicians
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the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care
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The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care, John Dittmer
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-311) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 324 p.
Isbn
9781596915671
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008042878
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ill.
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  • (Sirsi) o261343131
  • (OCoLC)261343131
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The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care, John Dittmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-311) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 324 p.
Isbn
9781596915671
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008042878
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o261343131
  • (OCoLC)261343131

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