A doctor won challenging political elephants

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One Doctor’s Needle Fix

The young woman, an intravenous drug addict, lay dying in Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital when Hansel Tookes entered her room. She had been infected with HIV and hepatitis C, and was battling a devastating lung infection and an abscess on her spinal cord. Although Tookes was then only a third-year medical student at the University of Miami, the cause of the infection wreaking havoc on her body was clear to him: a dirty needle. Read on


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