New Exhibit! Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
The role of African Americans as health care providers in the history of medicine is a story often overlooked. Yet, as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors,” African Americans have always practiced medicine. Early black physicians not only became skilled practitioners, but also 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 highlighting contemporary surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields.
Learn more at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/openingdoors-bookinfo.html#
Funded by Delray Beach Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.