Dr. John Jauregui
John Jauregui, who died on May 3. Photo: courtesy of family

John Jauregui, a doctor who emerged as one of Berkeley’s most respected and beloved family practitioners during the tumultuous ‘60s and ’70s died in his home on May 3 after a long illness. He was 79.

While Berkeley residents debated politics, and experimented with LSD, marijuana, and freedoms, Dr. Jauregui coped with the less-publicized underbelly of the zeitgeist, including bad trips, drug addiction, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Dr. Jauregui started a family practice in Berkeley in 1962. He and his partners approached medicine with a social consciousness equal to that of the students rallying for free speech and against the Vietnam War. They were among the first to treat heroin addicts with methadone, a practice discontinued when they found the drug was being resold on the streets.

Read Dr. Jauregui’s full obituary in Berkeleyside’s Obituaries page. Please feel free to leave your memories/condolences in the Comments section there.

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