Louis T. Wright Surgeon

Louis Tompkins Wright (1891–1952) was an American surgeon noted for his work in Harlem. The Spingarn Medallist played a major role in investigating the use of Aureomycin as a treatment on humans. Wright, a native of LaGrange, Georgia, received his bachelor's degree from Clark Atlanta University in 1911 before getting his medical degree from Harvard in 1915. His efforts related to Civil Rights began in college when he missed three weeks of school to join picket lines protesting The Birth of a Nation. He went on to graduate fourth in his class and was a Captain in the Army Medical Corps in France in World War I. During the war he introduced intradermal vaccination for smallpox, was gassed and won the Purple Heart. On returning to the United States he moved to New York, and in 1919 he became the first African American on the surgical staff of Harlem Hospital. In 1934 he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He worked there for thirty years, started the Harlem Hospital Bulletin, headed the team that first used Aureomycin, and founded the hospital's cancer research center. He became an expert on head injuries. He died of tuberculosis in 1952.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 23rd, 1891
United States of America
Date of death
October 8th, 1952 at age of 61
African American


1. Harvard Medical School Colleges/University

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Type Medical school
2013. 3.68 bil. $
2010. 3 bil. $
25 Shattuck Street, 02115 - Boston, Massachusetts
2012. 1,441
2010. 725
Acceptance rate
2012. 3.9 %
Official web page hms.harvard.edu
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People attended Harvard Medical School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1888., Surgeon
b. 1880., Surgeon
b. 1842., Surgeon
b. 1841., Surgeon
b. 1902., Surgeon
b. 1906., Surgeon
b. 1943., Surgeon
b. 1892., Noble person

2. Clark Atlanta University Colleges/University

Clark Atlanta University is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, Georgia. It was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Clark Atlanta University is a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Type Private school
2010. 42.2 mil. $
Institution colors
July 1st, 1988
223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., 30314 - Atlanta, Georgia
2010. 3,267
2009. 3,202
2010. 674
Acceptance rate
2010. 72.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 17.2 K $
Official web page www.cau.edu
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People attended Clark Atlanta University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1893., Novelist
b. 1894., Politician
b. 1978., Southern rap Artist
b. 1956., Military Person
b. 1926., Minister of Religion
b. 1942., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1787., Military Commander
b. 1932., Politician


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