The Remembrance Project: Dr. Charles Keevil

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Dr. Charles Keevil died April 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He was 88 years old, worked for 54 years in the same hospital and, with his wife, had 10 children. During summer vacations, they packed various family configurations into a VW bus and drove to a coal mining district of Appalachia in Kentucky where he volunteered in a hospital that had never seen a cardiologist. Dr. Keevil was an easy many to idealize. So doctorly, he diagnosed the metastases on his own brain scan and nurses attending him when he was dying asked his permission to take his vital signs.

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This segment aired on June 10, 2014.


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