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Inside the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in its earliest days. The clinic opened on June 7, 1967, and treated 250 patients that day. It's motto, then and now: "Health care is a right, not a privilege." Courtesy of Gene Anthony/David Smith Archives hide caption

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A 1960s 'Hippie Clinic' In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

Fifty years ago a community health clinic first opened its doors as a safe, sympathetic space for countercultural youth. Today its motto is the same: "Health care is a right, not a privilege."

Chef Digby Stridiron cooks up one of his native Caribbean dishes. Tom Kirkman/The James Beard Foundation hide caption

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Celebrating More Than 30 Years Of The James Beard Foundation

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Inside the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in its earliest days. The clinic opened on June 7, 1967, and treated 250 patients that day. It's motto, then and now: "Health care is a right, not a privilege." Courtesy of Gene Anthony/David Smith Archives hide caption

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Courtesy of Gene Anthony/David Smith Archives

A 1960s 'Hippie Clinic' In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

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