List of African-American women in medicine

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African-American women have been practicing medicine informally in the contexts of midwifery and herbalism centuries, but have only been practicing medicine formally as physicians since 1864, when Rebecca Crumpler became the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree.





  1. "Virginia Alexander". Changing the Face of Medicine.
  2. "Dr. Alexa Irene Canady". Changing the Face of Medicine.
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