In Memoriam – Dr. H. Jack Geiger

Wikipedia “Herman J. Geiger, known as H. Jack Geiger, was an American physician and civil rights activist. He was a leader in the field of social medicine, the philosophy that doctors had a responsibility to treat the social as well as medical conditions that adversely affected patients’ health, famously writing prescriptions for food for impoverished patients suffering from malnutrition.”

Harbor Health “All of us at Harbor Health were deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Dr. Jack Geiger. He was a monumental figure in our own organization’s history, as well as in the worlds of medicine and social justice.”

New York Times “He used medicine to take on poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction. Two groups he helped start won Nobel Peace Prizes.”

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