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Wise, Virginia<br />
USA<br />
July 23, 2009<br />
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Many people sleep overnight in their cars in hopes of entering the  Remote Area Medical (RAM) health clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds when the gates open at 5.30AM. The free clinic, which lasts 2-1/2 days, is the largest of its kind in the nation, providing medical, dental and vision services from more than 1,700 medical volunteers that will treat some 4,000 patients. For many residents of this Appalachian area the RAM clinic serves as the only medical care they may receive each year.