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Shelter From the Storm: The Los Angeles Free Clinic, 1967-1975

Abstract Emerging in the late 1960s, the Free Clinic Movement represented an attempt to provide equitable, accessible, and free health care to all. Originally aimed at helping drug addicts, hippies, and runaways, free clinics were community-led organizations that ran solely on donations and volunteers, and were places where “free” meant more than just monetarily free - it meant free from judgment, moralizing, or bureaucratic red tape. This dissertation is an institutional history of the Los Angeles Free Clinic (LAFC), which, as a case study, serves to illustrate the challenges and cooperation inherent in the broader Free Clinic Movement. My project begins by investigating the links between the Free Clinic Movement and aspects of Progressive era refo... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Baird, Rebecca Therese (Author) / Garcia, Matthew (Advisor) / Hibner Koblitz, Ann (Committee member) / Delmont, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American history / Counterculture / Free Clinic / Haight Ashbury / Health Care / Los Angeles / New Left
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 228 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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