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The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a 501 (c) (3) national professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 30,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve, with nearly 112 affiliated societies throughout the nation and U.S. territories.
NC, Monroe - Quality Hill Sanatorium, hospital for Monroe's black community. It opened Aug 1912; demolished in Jan 1988 after a Mar 1985 fire destroyed much of the building. Hospital was founded by Dr John Sherman Massey, Union County's first black physician.
Wheatley-Provident was Kansas City’s first black-founded and operated hospital. In 1910, it was given to Dr. J. E. Perry, a black physician, to establish a clinic and hospital for black patients. In 1916 or 1918 it was renamed Wheatley-Provident Hospital. One history says it was the only hospital where black doctors could practice in Kansas City, Mo. until the late 1950s. It remained in use until 1972. The building was added to the Kansas City Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Alexander H. Darnes (c.1840 - February 11, 1894) was an African American born into slavery who became one of the first black physicians in the state of Florida. He attended historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He then attended historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he graduated with the M.D. in 1880.