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The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and Its Black Physicians: The Early Years.


The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and Its Black Physicians: The Early Years

Mary Kaplan



151 pages



Kaplan investigates the early history of the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital, specifically highlighting the black physicians who, originally, were not permitted to work at the hospital at all. Chapter titles include, Threats, Fear and Triumph: The Opening of the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital, Responding to the Call for Black Physicians, The Practice of Medicine by Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South, and The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital: Challenges, Successes and Scandal. Of special note is the discussion of the Tuskegee syphilis study. Historical photographs and illustrations are included. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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