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name for an institution providing medical diagnosis and treatment for ambulatory patients. The forerunner of the modern clinic was the dispensary, which dispensed free drugs and served only those who could not afford to pay a fee. Dispensaries began to appear in London toward the end of the 17th cent. In the United States the first dispensary was founded in Philadelphia in 1786 through the efforts of Benjamin RushRush, Benjamin,
1745?–1813, American physician, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Byberry (now part of Philadelphia), Pa., grad. College of New Jersey (now Princeton, 1760), M.D. Univ. of Edinburgh (1768).
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. Another was established in New York City in 1791, and one in Boston in 1796. Home care was often provided by the early clinics, but later they evolved as places for treatment of those who could visit them. As the clinic movement grew and concern for public health increased, facilities for providing diagnosis and treatment improved. Present-day clinics are maintained by private and city hospitals, by city health departments, by industrial and labor organizations, and by groups of private physicians. Some clinics specialize in vaccination and other measures to prevent infectious disease. Some are established to promote the health of babies and mothers. Others exist to facilitate the diagnosis of tuberculosis or cancer so that these diseases may be treated as early as possible. There are also clinics concerned with mental health. Clinics designated as health centers offer all the health services that are considered essential. They provide free, comprehensive service for people who cannot afford private care. In some areas mobile units travel from place to place providing various kinds of medical and dental care. Clinics maintained by industrial and labor organizations are often free for members, but others charge a nominal fee; in hospital clinics the fee is usually based on the individual's ability to pay.

Clinic

A medical facility; independent or part of a hospital in which ambulatory patients receive diagnostic and therapeutic medical and surgical care.

Clinic

 

an inpatient medical institution in which treatment of patients is combined with medical research and teaching (the instruction of students and the advanced training of physicians) in various branches of practical medicine and clinical disciplines, including surgery, obstetrics, and pediatrics. In the USSR, medical research institutes and institutions of higher learning either have their own clinics or use the facilities of municipal hospitals or medical-preventive institutions (such hospitals and medical-preventive institutions are called clinical or clinics). Clinics in other socialist countries are organized on similar principles. Capitalist countries have university clinics; private hospitals, depending chiefly on a prosperous clientele, are also called clinics.

clinic

1. A facility, independent or part of a hospital, in which ambulatory patients receive diagnostic and therapeutic medical and surgical care.
2. Single-focus or general-purpose units of the entire facility, such as the cardiac clinic or the pediatric clinic.

clinic

1. a place in which outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, often connected to a hospital
2. a similar place staffed by physicians or surgeons specializing in one or more specific areas
3. Brit a private hospital or nursing home
4. Obsolete the teaching of medicine to students at the bedside
5. US a place in which medical lectures are given
6. US a clinical lecture
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Detailed descriptions of the Clinics' development and growth can be found in Love Needs Care: A History of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and its Pioneer Role in Treating Drug-Abuse Problems (Smith & Luce 1971), The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinics: Still Free After All These Years 1967-1987 (Seymour & Smith 1986) and Dr.
After opening of the drug treatment section of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, it soon became apparent that there were not sufficient inpatient resources in the San Francisco area to treat all the sedative-hypnotic dependent patients who needed treatment.
As per details, Dr Shaista Khalid clinic In charge said in a statement that free medical facilities are being provided to the women and children in Helping hand clinic but the patients have to face difficulties due to non-availability of ventilator It is relevant to mention here that free medical clinic (Helping hand clinic) has been set up in sector G-12/4 under the aegis of a private organization.
The group has prepared meals for the hungry, helped build and organize a free medical clinic, coordinated a camp for at-risk youth and raised money to fund a variety of projects.
Based on the principle that "health care is a right, not a privilege," the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic (HAFMC) was founded in response to the large number of drug-using youth who flocked to the San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district in 1967 for the "Summer of Love." The clinic's experience with this population led to the philosophy that "addiction is a disease--the addict has a right to be treated," and prompted the almost immediate expansion of clinic services to drug crisis intervention and detoxification.
He was very active at the free medical clinic at Temple Beth El in Sudbury.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Anne's Church free Medical Clinic, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd Shrewsbury 01545.
28 at Quinsigamond Village Free Medical Clinic held at the Bethlehem Covenant Church, 34 Greenwood St., Worcester.
During Mary's life she enjoyed her days as a housewife and mother, caring for her home, her family and performing her volunteer work for the Epworth Methodist Church free medical clinic. At one time she worked for the former Crompton-Knowles and Heald Machine Companies.
12 at the Quinsigamond Village Free Medical Clinic held at the Bethlehem Covenant Church, 34 Greenwood St., Worcester.
June 15 at the Quinsigamond Village Free Medical Clinic held at the Bethlehem Covenant Church, 34 Greenwood St., Worcester.
Anne's Free Medical Clinic, AIDS Project Worcester, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Abbey's House, North County Veterans Association; Visiting Resource for Boys living at Nazareth Home in 1970's; Friends of the Orphans in Mexico.