Harvard Medical School presents:
Against All Odds
by Nora N. Nercessian

In February 1990, an exhibition entitled
The Afro-American Presence in Medicine, 1850–1930: The Harvard Connection
drew attention to a group of students of African descent who studied at Harvard Medical School between 1850 and 1930.
This book further expands on the parameters of the exhibit and on the literature that has appeared since the 1950s on some of the graduates.

Please click on the links below to view PDF files.

Acknowledgements, Preface, Introduction

Part One: An Evolution of Attitudes

Part Two: Biographical Sketches



Copyright 2004 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College