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HISTORY OF OUR MEDICAL SOCIETY

A storied history

Reviewing the history of African American health care in Kansas City is essential to understanding the reason the Greater Kansas City Medical Society was created.

In 1962, the Journal of the National Medical Association (JNMA) published an extensive analysis and history of the delivery of health care in Kansas City to African Americans from 1873-1962. The article focused on the development of healthcare facilities designed specifically for “negro” patients, the integration of hospitals in the area and profiled the many Kansas City African American doctors that delivered care in the city during that time span. JNMA Vol 54 (5) Sept 1962.

 

The June 2009 issue of the JNMA published two excellent articles that reviewed the history of African American physicians and health care in this country. Click on the following links below to download for these articles.

 

Creating a Segregated Medical Profession: African American Physicians and Organized Medicine, 1846-1910.

 

Segregation, Civil Rights, and Health Disparities: The Legacy of African American Physicians and Organized Medicine, 1910-1968.

The Greater Kansas City Medical Society (GKCMS) is a chapter of the National Medical Association (NMA).

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Black Doctor

BlackDoctor.org is a highly informative website concerning African-American health. Visit their website to see what they have to offer.

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