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Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945

Vanessa Northington Gamble


This book examines an important event that displays an intersection of African-American history and American medical history—the black hospital movement. Black physicians associated with the two leading black medical societies, the National Medical Association (NMA) and the National Hospital Association (NHA), initiated the movement in the 1920s in order to upgrade the medical and educational programs at black hospitals. The history of the black hospital movement shows how black physicians made a place for themselves within the profession of medicine between 1920 and 1945, a time when few of t ... More

Keywords: black hospital movement, National Hospital Association, black physicians, health care organizations, National Medical Association, health care, African-American physicians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195078893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Northington Gamble, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison