Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Poster


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Benefit to Save The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Poster with an illustration by Chuck Arnett and Mike Coffee. Pan Graphic Press, 1967. Dr David E. Smith opened the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic on June 7, 1967, which was the first free clinic of its kind in the United States. The small clinic on 588 Clayton Street was open 24 hours and saw over 250 patients on its first day, and 350 the second day. “They came in with gonorrhea and cut feet and colds and pneumonia, because they came from all over the country, and they thought it was sunny in San Francisco in the summer, and it wasn’t,” said Smith. There were also injuries from botched abortions, gastrointestinal disorders from eating rotten food, not to mention hallucinations and bad trips from the plentiful drugs. Measures 11 x 14 inches

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