Dr. Leff: Stepping Into the Fire
Biography of an idealistic boy from New York who joined the Civil Air Patrol for God and country and never looked back. Capt. Arnie Leff, MD has fought many wars, overseas and at home. He attended Hebrew Union College; served as a physician and Jewish chaplain during the Viet Nam War (when he was stationed at Udorn and U-Tapao Air Force Bases in Thailand); locked horns with corporations and state bureaucracies as health commissioner of Cincinnati; worked in the Nixon administration in drug education programs for the military; started some of the first free clinics in the country; jumped into the trenches at the beginning of the AIDS pandemic; and has pulled no punches with his often controversial opinions about drugs, euthanasia, health care and medical marijuana. He is presently a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
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