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Author Fisher, W. Douglas, 1938- author.

Title African American doctors of World War I : the lives of 104 volunteers / W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.4 FIS    DUE 02-06-20
Description vi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A century ago, during the Jim Crow era, 104 African American doctors joined the United States Army to care for the 40,000 men of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions, the Army's only black combat units. The infantry regiments of the 93rd arrived first and were turned over to the French to fill gaps in their decimated lines"-- Provided by publisher.
In World War I, 104 African American doctors joined the United States Army to care for the 40,000 men of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions, the Army's only black combat units. Fighting alongside French and other American units, some of those doctors rose to prominence; others died young or later succumbed to the economic and social challenges of the times. Beginning with their assignment to the Medical Officers Training Camp (Colored)-- the only one in U.S. history-- Fisher and Buckley cover the early years, education and war experiences of these physicians, as well as their careers in the black communities of early 20th century America.
Contents Introduction -- The biographies -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Physicians not able to serve on active duty and dentists who did.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- United States.
African American physicians -- Biography.
African American physicians -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Army -- African American troops -- Biography.
United States. Army. Division, 92nd -- Biography.
United States. Army. Division, 93rd -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- France.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American.
Added Author Buckley, Joann H., author.
ISBN 9781476663159 (softcover ; alk. paper)
1476663157 (softcover ; alk. paper)

 
    
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