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Dancing with Broken BonesPoverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City$
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David Wendell Moller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001

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Life on the Brink

Life on the Brink

Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler

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(p.142) 6 Life on the Brink
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Dancing with Broken Bones
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David Wendell Moller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.003.0006

This chapter explores the inferior care provided by the public hospital system to the poor, uneducated, and socially marginalized. It also looks at their ironic submissiveness to medical experts based on the latter's technical knowledge. It illustrates the condition of Mr. Wheeler, who believed that being identified as poor would cost him his life. It shows how Mr. Wheeler dealt with the bureaucracy of the public hospital system.

Keywords:   inferior care, public hospital system, socially marginalized, submissiveness, bureaucracy, discontentment, Mr. Wheeler

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