Title

The Pediatric Department of Wheatley-Provident Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

Publication Date

1927

Description of Contents

Describes Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson's part in starting the Pediatric Department of Wheatley-Provident Hospital, and describes several pediatric cases. Kansas City was segregated, so Dr. Richardson found it difficult to take in African-American children into The Children's Mercy Hospital. Frustrated, she worked with Dr. Perry and found donors to support a pediatric department at Wheatley-Provident, where African-American children could find treatment and African-American doctors could be trained in pediatric medicine. This article contains Dr. Richardson's quotation "I have not served the children of American unless I have served all."

Document Type

Article

Collection

Founders

MeSH Keywords

Pediatrics; Hospitals, Teaching; African Americans; Pediatricians-education; Case Reports; Social Segregation

Keywords

Kansas City; black hospitals; African American hospitals; Colored hospitals; Negro hospitals; Katharine Berry Richardson

Rights

public domain

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