Interview with Quentin Young

How many people were actually served in the clinic?


OK, in terms of numbers, it would be hundreds, I'd be very hard pressed to come up with a hard number now. Equally interesting is how many people worked for the clinic. The, the Panthers, no question about it, had an extraordinary appeal for the kinds of volunteers in the health work force, the young doctors who were either in training at the hospitals, or already out in practice. Nurses, technicians, all the elements that go into a good-run medical center, they had few problems in attracting people. The Panthers were no question about it, in some respects isolated and thought of as being too militant, but it didn't reflect itself in either a lack of volunteers of the professional type and technical type on one hand, or patients. The patients certainly didn't stay away.