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Remembering San Francisco's "Summer of Love"

Complete video at: Dr. David E. Smith, founder of San Francisco's Height Ashbury Free Clinics, reminisces on his experiences during that city's "Summer of Love" of 1967. ----- "The Roots of a Counter-Culture" with panelists David E. Smith, Executive Medical Director, Prometa Center for Addiction, Founder, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic; Wavy Gravy, Activist, Clown, Former Frozen Dessert; Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Author Radio Commentator; Paul Krassner, Writer, Founder, The Realist Magazine. Moderated by Peter Finch,Co-host, KFOG Morning Show. In the summer of 1967, youths from all over the country converged on San Francisco and laid the foundation for a socio-political legacy. Forty years later, decisions made during the Summer of Love continue to have an impact on our national politics and our lives. Join in a discussion with panelists who witnessed the revelry and the repercussions of a summer that shaped not only a generation, but a way of life. - Commonwealth Club of California Dr. Smith is a Visiting Research Physician, who is serving as State Medical Specialist for a substance abuse services grant at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1967, Dr. Smith founded the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics in San Francisco. He is a fellow and past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is also Medical Director at the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, and is Associate Clinical professor, Clinical Toxicology and Occupational Health, at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Since 1984, Dr. Smith has served as Research Director at MPI Treatment Services at Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California. In addition, Dr. Smith served as Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Behavioral Pharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nevada Medical School, Reno Nevada. He recently founded the Free Clinic Cooperative, who mission is to reach out to and support free medical clinics nationwide.
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