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Cofounder of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program awarded Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism

CAMBRIDGE — When the chief of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital asked Dr. Jim O’Connell, then a senior resident, to join a new Boston program to bring health care to the homeless, O’Connell thought he was signing on for a year before heading into a career in oncology.

That was in 1985.

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