Health & Medicine

December 23, 2012

L.A. on way to a new health center

In 1966, one year after the Watts riots illuminated the scarcity of health care services in South Los Angeles, 25-year-old Leonard Deadwyler lay mortally wounded in his car, shot by a police officer who insisted Deadwyler was drunk instead of what he was: A husband rushing his pregnant wife to a hospital nearly 20 miles away.

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