Who Was the First Black Radiologist?
"The first African-American specialist in radiology was Mar- cus F Wheatland (1868-1934), who obtained his medical degree from Howard Medical Department in Washington, DC, 100 years ago in 1895 (Fig. 1).Betsy Blanch06/07/20220 minutes 15, seconds read
An activist, writer, physician and intellectual, James McCune Smith, born enslaved, directed his talents to the eradication of slavery. Medical leaders share their perspectives on diversity, representation, burnout, and equity in medicine, and what it means to them, their peers, and their patients.
James McCune Smith was the first African-American to receive a doctorate in medicine from a university. Born in 1813 to a poor fugitive slave from South Carolina who had escaped to New York City, he went on to attend the University of Glasgow during the 1830s.