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Rising homelessness is public health emergency, say doctors

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4426 (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4426

What is Home?

Home is hope, but no home is nope: no address, access, ingress, egress, or recess. With its noxious no-nos and no-gos, homelessness is a hellish mess of helplessness. To quote William Wordsworth, "And homeless near a thousand homes I stood. And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food."

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26 June 2019
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA