The entry of African Americans into traditional medicine in the United States is one of the least-known chapters in history. Prologue to Change is an in-depth look at African American medical practitioners before and during the Civil War, including their medical education and their service in the Union Army. Dr. Slawson began his search with the eight men who were generally known to have served in a medical capacity in the Union Army. In the course of his research he discovered four previously unknown African Americans who were surgeons during the Civil War. Paperback; 52 pages.
Recipient of the Maryland African American Heritage Preservation Award 2006