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Nancy J Hulston
Nathan B Young
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960
Dr. William J. Thompkins was named an assistant health commissioner in the city's Department of Hygiene and Communicable Diseases in 1927 during the city's Democratic administration. He had earlier in...
A Kansas City Negro Honored
February 10, 1930
File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...
A. Porter Davis
Vertical file containing multiple articles from The Call about Dr. A. Porter Davis, an African American physician in Kansas City, Kansas. Davis was elected president of the National Medical Association...
A. Porter Davis, M.D.
Photograph and brief biography of A. Porter Davis, M.D., of Kansas City, Kansas, "Founder and Superintendent of the Davis Maternity Sanitarium".
African-Americans in Medicine: Thomas C. Unthank, M. D.--A Flood, a Dream, a Hospital
Biographical article about Dr. Thomas Unthank (1866-1932), a black physician "known as the 'father of Kansas City's Negro hospitals.'" Native of North Carolina coming to Kansas City in 1898 as the founder...
An Interview With Billy Taylor
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 21, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Norman Forester
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded May 11, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Samuel U. Rodgers
Samuel U. Rodgers was chosen for the project as a representative of the African American community and as a physician concerned with health care for the poor in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in Alabama,...
Biography of John Edward Perry (1870-1962), Physician
Biography of John F. Ramos, Jr. (1920-1970), Physician and School Board Member
Biography of S. H. Thompson (1870-1950), M.D., Physician
Biography of Samuel U. Rodgers (1917-1999), Physician
Biography of Thomas C. Unthank (1866-1932), Physician
Biography of William J. Thompkins, M.D. (1884-1944), Physician and Hospital Administrator
C.A.M. Kane, M.D.
April 8, 1905
Photograph and brief biography of C. A. Murray Kane.
Center to Adopt Name of Its First, Only Director
May 31, 1988
Article about Dr. Samuel Rodgers, the new namesake in 1988 of the Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, formerly called the Wayne Miner Health Center. Dr. Rodgers was the first and only director of...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of John Edward Perry, or J. Edward Perry (1870-1962), a black physician responsible for establishing multiple hospitals for black citizens in Kansas City in the early 20th century, including...
Doctor Named Father of Year
February 22, 1957
Vertical file with photo and caption about Dr. L.S. Daigle, an African American physician "selected as the Paseo Y.M.C.A. 'Father of the Year.'" Dr. Daigle was father of two sons including Stanley Daigle,...
Doctors in Kansas City
File contains copies of a 9-page, typed history of African American doctors in Kansas City, written by Dr. T. C. Unthank in 1935. A note on the first page lists Dr. J. M. Brown as Kansas City's first African...
Dr. Charles R. Humbert Is Dead: Funeral for Physician at Christian Church
May 18, 1945
Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Dr. Charles Robert Humbert, or Charles Humbert, a 53-year-old physician dying in 1945. He was born in South Carolina in 1899 and became a medical intern...
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