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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."

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Cranberry Garden Peter Sandberg
English Garden Jimmy Wahlsteen
Cowboy Heaven Roy Rogers
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Celebrating More Than 30 Years Of The James Beard Foundation

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Our Love Affair Marni Nixon
An Affair To Remember Marc Shaiman
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Kkd They Mean Us

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

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Vanishing Point and Whistle Toe
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The Naif Lafayette Gilchrist
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At The Rainbow's End

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