Medicine: The Doctorless Negro

Secretary of the Interior Hubert Work, himself a physician and former President of the American Medical Association, calls attention to the alarming lack of facilities for the training of Negro doctors, dentists, nurses. There is a white physician to every 553 white persons in the United States, but only one colored doctor to every 3,194 negroes. As to dentists, the ratios are even worse: white, 1 to 2,070; Negro, 1 to 20,500. There are but two negro medical schools in the country—that of Howard University at Washington, which also has departments of...

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