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Northview Heights Clinic, 533 Mt. Pleasant Road, 1964

Northview Heights Clinic – The clinic was opened in Northview Heights in 1964 as the result of a Federally-sponsored three-year study of the effects a small full-time medical clinic could have on the health of a huge modest-income housing project with practically no medical service. Dr. Florence L. Marcus headed a four member team, the others were not doctors. She quit her job with the Pittsburgh Public Health Department to work there without pay for almost a year. In 1967 the program ran out of money. The residents held a fundraising rally to save the clinic. They gave money out of their own pockets until new funding was resolved.

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