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Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 05:00 to 06:00

The Francis A. Countway Library presents James J. O’Connell, MD, President of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, reading from his book

Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor

Three decades ago, Jim O’Connell, MD, was fresh out of Harvard Medical School and on his way to a prestigious oncology fellowship at Sloan-Kettering.  His mentor, a legendary Boston doctor-humanitarian, asked him to head up a new pilot medical program for the city’s homeless men, women and children  ̶  Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP).  Dr. O’Connell thought he’d put in a few years, and then get back on track with his “real” career.  But along the way, he fell in love with the challenges of homeless medicine, his patients and their stories. The stories are now collected in a book by Dr. O’Connell, Stories from the Shadows. 

Please join us to hear more from this internationally recognized leader in the field of homeless medicine.

May 2, 2016
Countway Library
Minot Room
5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served