Medical Care for Homeless Individuals

It’s cold now in the North. And still we pass that homeless person, visibly disabled, sometimes talking out loud or shouting and gesturing at passers-by. Why, we wonder, is that poor and suffering individual on the street? Unknown to most of us are the medical and ethical challenges faced by physicians committed to helping this disparate community of people whose health problems are exacerbated by their homelessness. January authors examine those challenges with compassion and determination to overcome them.

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