Medicine: Mound Bayou's Crisis

Nestled among the cotton and soybean fields of Mississippi's table-flat Bolivar County, the tiny (pop. 2,100) all black city of Mound Bayou has few stores, little in the way of employment, and even less for the diversion of its residents. But Mound Bayou does have one civic asset: the Delta Community Hospital and Health Center Inc., a black-run medical complex that provides the people of Bolivar and neighboring counties with first-rate health care regardless of their ability to pay. Mound Bayou may not have its prized institution much longer. The federal aid necessary to keep the hospital going will end early...

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