History of Medicine
Amistad Research Center
Moorland Spingarn Research Center
Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
Foundation of the New York Nurse's Association
Waring Historical Library
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Meharry Medical College Library
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
National Library of Medicine
National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Division
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National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division
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The National Library of Medicine has an extensive collection of research materials on Africans American in Science, Medicine, and the Health Professions. This material includes a comprehensive list of books with autobiographies and biographies of leading African American physicians, scientists, and nurses. There are also historical studies on black professional organizations, medical schools, hospitals, and the delivery of care to African Americans from the antebellum period through to the present. The NLM's extensive on-line collection of prints and photographs includes images of African American doctors, dentists, nurses, and nurse-midwives. These on-line images also document African Americans' contributions to public health and to scientific research.
A Guide to Resources and the National Library of Medicine's Collection on the History of African Americans in Medicine, authored by P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD, FACP, describes in detail this extensive collection. Copies are available for distribution.
Images from the History of Medicine is an online collection of prints and photographs that includes images of African American doctors, dentists, nurses, and nurse-midwives. These online images also document African Americans' contributions to public health and to scientific research.
There are three manuscript collections specifically of African Americans as health professionals. These include the papers of Dr. Leonidas Berry, an internationally recognized gastroenterologist, Dr. Paul Cornely, a renowned public health expert and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Howard University School of Medicine. The American College of Nurse-Midwives archives also has significant related materials. In addition to these manuscript collections, the NLM has 11 oral histories conducted with African American physicians, hospital administrators, and health professionals.
The NLM also has films of leading African American physicians, including ones of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams and Dr. Charles Drew, and video-taped oral histories with Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Louis Sullivan, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. W. Montague Cobb, Dr. LaSalle Lefall, Jr. and Dr. Matthew Walker.