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National Library of Medicine Exhibit on African American Surgeons Tours Country

Look for "Opening Doors" Exhibit Near You

The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.

The National Library of Medicine celebrates the achievements of these pioneers in medicine in a traveling exhibit

Opening Doors is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, the largest African American museum on the east coast of the United States. The exhibition is a celebration of the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education.

Here's where you can catch the exhibit until the end of the year:


8/1/2010 -
Mercer University School of Medicine
Savannah, GA
Albert Einstein College
of Medicine Library
Bronx, NY
11/1/2010 -
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey

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