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Dr. Richard Marlink: Global Clinician

Dr. Richard Marlink with Harvard President Drew Faust in Botswana. Photo by Justin Ide/Harvard University News Office
Dr. Richard Marlink with Harvard President Drew Faust in Botswana. Photo by Justin Ide/Harvard University News Office

When he was an intern in New York City in 1980, Dr. Richard Marlink knew something was going on, he just didn’t know what. The hospital where he worked, St. Vincent’s, served patients from Harlem to Greenwich Village. “Mainly gay men, homeless people, and drug addicts used our clinics,” said Marlink. The staff began seeing a surprising number of rare conditions like Kaposi’s sarcoma and miliary tuberculosis—conditions usually seen only once or twice in a medical career. Continue reading