Medicine: Leach's MacDonald

In the big, twelve-ooimd directory of the American Medical Association, the letters col. after a doctor's name signify that he is a Negro. Most of the 300 Negro

A. M. A. members are Northerners, for Negro physicians are excluded from Southern county medical associations, hence from the parent A. M. A.* Both Northern and Southern Negro doctors are united in the Negro National Medical Association. Last May, when the A. M. A. held its annual convention in St. Louis, a group of Negro A. M. A. members complained to Secretary Olin West against Southern exclusion, and the col. tag. Later, in...

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