2021-10-15

The Spirit of a Place Called Meharry: The Strength of Its Past to Shape the Future

Meharry Medical College is the nation's largest private predominantly black institution for the education of health professionals. Almost half of the nation's currently practicing black physicians and dentists are Meharry graduates. Today, many of Meharry Medical College's graduates work in rural areas and inner cities, fulfilling some of the greatest health needs of the United States. The Spirit of a Place Called Meharry tells of the early years of Nashville’s famous medical school and of some of its distinguished professors and students. It recounts stories of the challenges Meharry faced in getting professional recognition from the medical community at large. Of particular interest is Dr. Johnson’s story of his own successful fight to establish and fund the acclaimed Sickle Cell program. This book is an important account of African American history, particularly on the topic of higher education. It is also an important document on the history of medical education in the United States.


Book Details

Book Title: The Spirit of a Place Called Meharry: The Strength of Its Past to Shape the Future

Book Author: Charles W. Johnson Sr. M.D.

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ISBN: 1577361946