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In the long hot summer of 1965 this reviewer, a Canadian visitor to the South, was driving along a road in Louisiana with a black educator. He stopped for gas. His tank was filled, and the windows dutifully cleaned by a pleasant, friendly, and polite white young man. The black educator paid the white service station attendant, and we drove off. About 6 miles along the road my friend pulled over to the side of the road. "I have to take a leak."
"Why didn't you use the john in the service station?"
He answered thoughtfully: "He might have refused
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Medicine in the Ghetto.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:668. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-4-668_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(4):668.
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