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*The birth of Austin Curtis in 1868 is marked on this date. He was a Black doctor.
From Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Austin Maurice Curtis, Sr. was a prominent turn of the century physician and protégé of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. His first internship took place at Chicago’s Provident Hospital, in 1891. He was also the first Black surgeon on staff of Cook County Hospital (a non-segregated hospital) in 1896.
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Volume 1, ISBN #0-02-897345-3
Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West