This Day in Black History: Dec. 30, 1892

Dr. Miles V. Lynk publishes the first Black medical journal in the U.S.

Posted: 12/30/2011 07:00 AM EST

(Photo: The Journal of the National Medical Association)

Born in Brownsville, Tenn., in 1871, the son of slaves, Dr. Miles V. Lynk attended the historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville and became the first African-American doctor to practice in Madison County, Tenn. At the age of 21, he established The Medical and Surgical Observer, the first national medical journal for Black physicians. Dr. Lynk died in Memphis in 1957.

 

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