Meet Dr. Quentin Young

For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Young, he has been a tireless advocate for single payer health care for over twenty years, but that is just one item on a CV that includes:
– Practicing medicine for over sixty years (he’s recently retired)
– President of the Medical Committee for Human Rights,(physicians who traveled to treat victims of racial violence)during the most tumultuous years of the civil rights movement, 1963-69
– Personal physician for Dr. King when he was in Chicago (Dr. Young was marching alongside Dr. King when attacked in Chicago. Can you think of a better guy to be next to you when you’re hit by a brick?)
– Chair of the Chicago Health Department under Mayor Harold Washington, and personal physician to Studs Terkel, and Mike Royko as well

Doc Young celebrated his 85th birthday this year, and his energy and enthusiasm puts us both to shame. Take it away, Doc!

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  1. Franklin on December 16, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    what a great man!
    thanks for sharing the video!
    the chant did make me feel better btw.