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Roman, Charles Victor
Meharry Medical College: A history
Nashville: Sunday School Pub. Board of the Nat'l Baptist Convention, 1934. Roman, Charles Victor (1864-1934). Meharry Medical College: A history. 224pp. 33 plate leaves. Nashville: Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, 1934. 230 x 152 mm. Original black-stamped patterned cloth, printed dust-jacket (some wear and chipping at spine and edges of the dust jacket but with the original cloth in virtually mint condition). Bookplate. First Edition. "The first history of an African-American medical school written by an African-American. Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, was the first medical college for African-Americans in the South" ( 12990). Meharry Medical College is now the largest private historically black institution in the United States devoted exclusively to educating health care professionals and scientists. Roman, a graduate of Meharry, was the first North American physician of African ancestry to train as both an ophthalmologist and otolaryngologist; he founded the Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology at Meharry and served as its first director.
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