Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment
By Nina Bai, UCSF News

Dr. David Smith, Founder

Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

Clinic Launched by UCSF Doctor Is Celebrating 50th Anniversary

 

As a straight-laced zoology student at UC Berkeley in the 1950s, David Smith never imagined himself as a drug expert giving free medical care to ailing hippies in the middle of the Summer of Love.

His role in founding the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was a world away from Oklahoma, where his grandparents were farm workers during the Dust Bowl era, and Bakersfield, Calif., where his mother became a nurse and inspired him to go into medicine.

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