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Beside the troubled waters : a black doctor remembers life, medicine, and civil rights in an Alabama town

Author: Sonnie W Hereford; Jack D Ellis
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A black southern doctor offers a gripping memoir of his childhood in Alabama, his efforts to overcome racism in the white medical community, his participation in the civil rights movement and his problems with the Medicaid program and state medical authorities"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biographies
Biography
Autobiography
Named Person: Sonnie W Hereford; Sonnie W Hereford
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonnie W Hereford; Jack D Ellis
ISBN: 9780817317218 081731721X
OCLC Number: 643443448
Description: x, 177 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Through a glass darkly --
To be a doctor --
Medical practice under segregation --
Bringing freedom to the Rocket City --
Integrating the hospital and the schools --
Troubles and trials.
Other Titles: Black doctor remembers life, medicine, and civil rights in an Alabama town
Responsibility: Sonnie Wellington Hereford III and Jack D. Ellis.

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"Beside the Troubled Waters" is a memoir by an African American physician in Alabama whose story in many ways typifies the lives and careers of black doctors in the south during the segregationist  Read more...

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Dr. Hereford s as told to autobiography is a fine, quick read that covers significant aspects of African American social history, the history of the civil rights movement, and medical history. As Dr. Read more...

 
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