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National Library of Medicine Exhibitions: Fall 2016

The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of how the past informs the present and can shape the future.

About the Exhibition

"As physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors,” African Americans have always practiced medicine. Early black physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became educators and trailblazers, paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses and opening doors to better health care for African American communities. Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons recognizes the achievements of these pioneers by examining this long tradition, and highlights contemporary surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and who continue the practice of mentoring younger generations of African American physicians." 

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Library Resources


Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

(October 24, 2016 - December 3, 2016)