Because Jack McConnell, MD, likes giving rides to hitchhikers, thousands
of uninsured people now receive free medical care.
The 77-year-old pediatrician, scientist, and business executive—who
directed the program for the development of Tylenol tablets—moved in
1989 to a gated community on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, planning
a routine retirement. But chance encounters with hitchhikers changed his life—and
theirs as well.
Mitka M. Hitching a Ride to Health Care. JAMA. 2002;288(18):2253–2254. doi:10.1001/jama.288.18.2253
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