Black Doctors Archives

Honoring Black History Week 3: The History of Black Doctors

February 18, 2021

Though Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 5 percent of physicians. Despite this imbalance, Milwaukee is lucky to have a rich history of Black doctors who have been vital to our community. They have fought to eliminate health disparities in the medical community and even have fought for… [Read More]

The Brief History of Black Doctors

February 18, 2021

History is recorded by those who have been in power; because of this, it should not be surprising that few data exist on the engagement of significant minorities in the medical field. According to Dr. Donald Wilson, writing in Lucas Patersthe Journal of the National Medical Association, the first African physician in the colonies was… [Read More]