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.
|Date of birth|
|July 23rd, 1891|
|United States of America|
|Date of death|
|October 8th, 1952 at age of 61|
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.
2013. 3.68 bil. $
2010. 3 bil. $
2012. 3.9 %
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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).
2010. 42.2 mil. $
July 1st, 1988
2010. 72.0 %
2010. 17.2 K $
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