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Co-conspirator for JusticeThe Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman$
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Susan M. Reverby

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469656250

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.001.0001

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Becoming Brother Doc

Becoming Brother Doc

(p.147) 10 Becoming Brother Doc
Co-conspirator for Justice

Susan M. Reverby

University of North Carolina Press

Berkman prepared for his upcoming trial, as sympathetic Black prison inmates called him Brother Doc. Only a few months into his pre-trial imprisonment he tore his Achilles tendon and then developed life threatening Hodgkin’s lymphoma, neither of which was treated properly by prison health care. His transport between hospital and prison, or prison to prison, involved gun-wielding marshals and troopers. He was sentenced to ten years, although the government had asked what amounted to a life sentence. He now faced years in prison.

Keywords:   Prison health care, Prison, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Imprisonment

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