America's homeless doctor brings health care to streets


Pittsburgh (CNN)Dr. Jim Withers used to dress like a homeless person. On purpose.

Two to three nights a week, he rubbed dirt in his hair and muddied up his jeans and shirt before walking the dark streets of Pittsburgh, searching for the very people he was trying to emulate.

    Withers wanted to connect with those who had been excluded from his care.

    "I was actually really shocked how ill people were on the street. It was like going to a third-world country," he said. "Young, old, people with mental illness, runaway kids, women (who) fled domestic violence, veterans. And they all have their own story."

    Updated 2109 GMT (0509 HKT) March 21, 2016

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