Jack McConnell, MD—Health Provider for Low-Income Patients
A renowned physician and researcher, Jack McConnell proved to be a terrible retiree. McConnell, whose achievements include directing the development of the tuberculosis tine test, Tylenol tablets and MRI technology, noticed that a number of low-income residents in Hilton Head, S.C. had no health care. So he started a free medical clinic to serve them, enticing recently retired physicians and nurses back to work to help out. Now, the Volunteers in Medicine Institute is using McConnell’s model to build free clinics nationwide, with 50 clinics up and running so far.
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