Pioneering Health Care For African-Americans

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The story of African-American health care in Chattanooga begins in 1905, the year Dr. Emma Wheeler and her husband, Dr. John Wheeler, came to Chattanooga to set up a joint medical practice . . . At the time, Baroness Erlanger Hospital, the largest and most prestigious white hospital in Chattanooga, maintained crowded basement wards that could accommodate only a few black patients.

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Pollitt, P. (2015). Pioneering Health Care for African-Americans (Opinion Column). Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 30, 2015. NC Docks permission to re-print granted by author. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2015
African-Americans, health care, African-American health care, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dr. Emma Wheeler, Dr. John Wheeler,

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