Journals Higher Education

$36.95

Hardcover

Published: 02 December 2016

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190624620


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Out in the Rural

A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Thomas J. Ward Jr. and Foreword by H. Jack Geiger

  • The first historical account of America's first rural community health center, a facility celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017
  • Combines social and political history with biographical elements of Dr. H. Jack Geiger, founder of the Tufts-Delta Health Center and one of the most fascinating figures in the history of American medicine.
  • Highly relevant to contemporary discussions of social inequality and health care reform
  • Provides insight into the birth of the nation's community health care program
  • Includes never-published photographs of the health care center, its founders, and its community
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