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Dr. William Thompkins
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TitleDr. William Thompkins
AbstractBiographical sketch of Dr. William Thompkins, a black Kansas City physician and former "recorder of deeds for the district of Columbia [Washington, D. C.]." Born about 1885 in Jefferson City, Missouri and coming to Kansas City in 1906 and becoming "the first superintendent of General Hospital No. 2 of Kansas City" in 1915.
NotesPage 846: "In 1927 Dr. Thompkins was appointed assistant health commissioner in the department of hygiene and communicable diseases. He was assigned the task of making a survey of housing conditions and tuberculosis among the negroes of Kansas City. The plan of his survey was adopted as a model by the American public health commission. His housing plan was presented by President Hoover to the national housing commission in 1930. Hundreds of houses in the negro districts of Kansas City were condemned and a new tuberculosis hospital for negroes resulted from the survey."
AuthorWilliam Rufus Jackson
DateApril 18, 1905
SourceMissouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Locationq329.3 J14
Volume3
Page846-847
Local SubjectThompkins, William J., Dr.
African Americans
Physicians
Occupation Surveys
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
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Item ID121791
CONTENTdm number8777
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