Aaron McDuffie Moore Book Review

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Young, Research Services Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Aaron McDuffie Moore, a notable contributor to African American medical history in North Carolina, intended to advance the condition of African Americans living in the area of Durham, North Carolina. In the book, Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African-American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham’s Black Wall Street, author Blake Hill-Saya details specific accomplishments of Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore during his lifetime, including his enrollment at Shaw University’s Leonard Medical School in 1885 and Dr. Moore’s collaboration with John Merrick and C.C. Spaulding to form the Old North State Medical Society in 1887. Perhaps one of the more interesting accomplishments of Dr. Aaron Moore to be detailed in the book was his use of a “physician’s visiting book” to document visits with patients and recording medical expenses. Besides the rich narrative outlined in the pages of the book, the author includes a Dr. Moore family tree, several photographs/maps, a chronology of notable events in Dr. Moore’s life, and an extensive bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2020
African American physicians, Biography, African American educators, Biography, African Americans, Education, Durham (N.C.) , Social conditions—20th century

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