Living And Dying In Brick City

Living And Dying In Brick City

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis and two childhood friends made a pact to pursue medical degrees. Davis is now a practicing physician who helps at-risk youth choose education.

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis saw many around him succumb to violence, drugs and crime. He himself came close, ending up in juvenile detention. But he was a good student, and saw a way out. He and two friends made a pact to earn medical degrees, and all three earned scholarships. Davis and one friend became physicians, their other friend a dentist. Back in his old neighborhood, now as an emergency room doctor, Davis hopes to help other at-risk youth break the cycle of violence and poverty.

Guests

Sampson Davis

Author, Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home; co-author, The Pact, We Beat the Street, and The Bond.

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