Not All of Us Are Saints by David, M.D. Hilfiker
A Doctor's Journey With the Poor

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Not All of Us Are Saints: A Doctor's Journey with the Poor is a book by David Hilfiker, M.D.


 

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David Hilfiker, M.D., is the author of Not All of Us Are Saints.
 
Published August 1, 2004 by Hill and Wang. 277 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As Hilfiker notes, this book is less about medicine than about class, race, and culture--about the ``awful power of poverty to break the human spirit.'' Often his patients, whose identities have been altered here, are beaten down by life, addicted to drugs or alcohol, mentally disturbed or incomp...

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Along with case histories of his patients and accounts of his bouts with public welfare organizations, Hilfiker presents his well-reasoned criticisms of a society in which justice is procedural rather than distributive: ``Wealth, opportunity and a good education are not equally available to all.'...

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In 1983, Dr. David Hilfiker left his rural practice in Minnesota and moved with his wife and three young children to the inner city of Washington, D.C.

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