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Everyones Children: A Pediatricians Story of an Inner City Practice
A promising young doctor, whose first book about becoming a pediatrician was hailed by "Kirkus Reviews" as "making the future of medicine seem brighter," now brings us into the lives of children and parents whom we all too readily reduce to statistics, to headlines, and to the purview of dispassionate bureaucracies. Soon after Claire McCarthy chose to practice medicine in one of Boston's inner-city health clinics, she realized that she might as well have moved to another country--for the world within the Martha Eliot Health Center was unlike anything she had ever experienced. Written with the authenticity that only a doctor in the field could evoke, "Everyone's Children" introduces us to youngsters who, despite their poverty, are full of faith, hope, and potential. Through Dr. McCarthy's eyes, we meet young men and women struggling to overcome drug abuse. We cry along with a sobbing child who clings to the foster mother she has known only two short days. We meet the young mother of a seriously ill child, whose life is complicated by an abusive boyfriend. And we are amazed and uplifted by families who thrive simply because they c
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