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Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce
Smith, David E., and John Luce

Love Needs Care : A History of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and its Pioneer Role in Treating Drug-Abuse Problems

Smith, David E., and John Luce

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1971. First edition. 8vo; maroon marbled boards backed with red cloth; gilt spine titles; dust jacket. 405pp., illus., with bibliography, glossary, and appendices. Bottom corners moderately bumped, with minor splitting to paper; slight related creasing to bottom corner of textblock. Ffep clipped at top corner. Previous owner's name-stamp to title page. Unclipped ("$8.95") jacket lightly faded to spine, with interior tape reinforcements to spine ends and tips, a 1-in. closed tear to head of front panel. About very good in a like jacket.

First edition of the definitive early history of the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, offering an inside look at both the day-to-day operations of the clinic and the broader social landscape of San Francisco's hippie scene, particularly its rampant drug culture. Co-authored by Free Clinic founder David E. Smith, also notable as the founder and publisher since 1967 of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, and then-public affairs director John Luce, who went on to hold positions as medical professor at UC San Francisco and Chief Medical Officer at San Francisco General Hospital. Scarce in the trade.
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