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By Heather M. Butts JD MPH MA,Dr. Hugh Florenz Butts MD

The provider of African american citizens in safety of the Union throughout the Civil conflict required African American nurses, medical professionals and surgeons to heal these squaddies. within the nation's capital, those courageous healthcare staff created a scientific infrastructure for African american citizens through African american citizens. Preeminent health care professional Alexander T. Augusta fought discrimination, visited President Lincoln, testified earlier than Congress and aided the battle attempt. Washington's Freedmen's sanatorium was once shaped to serve the District's growing to be loose African American inhabitants, finally changing into the Howard collage scientific middle. those physicians could shape the nationwide scientific organization, the biggest and oldest association representing African American medical professionals and sufferers. writer Heather M. Butts recounts the heroic lives and paintings of Washington's African American clinical group in the course of the Civil War.

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