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Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania

  • Howard K. Rabinowitz
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Abstract

The Ebandjieff Clinic sits on a small street in the center of Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. A one-story brick building with white trim, it was built in 1949. The miners in town contributed the money to build the clinic, paying a nickel from each paycheck at the end of every day. Nanty Glo was a small coal-mining town back then, and the mining company did everything. They built the houses, owned the company store, brought in the doctors, and provided health care. Dr. George Ebandjieff, who had arrived in town from the Ukraine a year earlier, had promised the miners that they would have health care forever if they built this clinic. And he kept his promise until he died in 1973.

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Primary Care Physician Family Doctor Black Bear American Chestnut Shortage Area 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard K. Rabinowitz
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineJefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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