Medicine: Surgeons' Color Line

The American College of Surgeons, to which nearly all U.S. surgeons would like to belong, has 13,000 members. One of them is a Negro: Harlem's Louis Tompkins Wright, a specialist in skull surgery who was admitted in 1934. Last week another Harlem surgeon, George D. Thome, graduate of Howard University

Medical School, had the medical world in a mild uproar because, he announced, A.C.S. had turned him down.

The New York County Medical Society (which, like most Northern medical societies, admits Negroes) protested. So did Dr. Wright. The crusading press attacked A.C.S. editorially and...

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