Medicine: A Ghetto Destroyer

To Washington last week came 1,435 delegates for the annual convention of the National Medical Association, professional organization of U.S. Negro physicians. The encouraging news on every medical front: the bars of discrimination are falling. The delegates, who found themselves accepted in the city's best hotels and restaurants (in sharp contrast with their last Washington meeting 22 years ago), cheered a report by the District of Columbia's Dr. William Montague Cobb, chairman of N.M.A.'s Council on Medical Education and Hospitals.

Since the University of Arkansas admitted its first Negro medical student in 1948, eleven of 26 Southern medical schools have admitted Negro...

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