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The Resource Daniel Hale Williams, Negro surgeon, by Helen Buckler

Daniel Hale Williams, Negro surgeon, by Helen Buckler

Label
Daniel Hale Williams, Negro surgeon
Title
Daniel Hale Williams, Negro surgeon
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Buckler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the great unsung Negroes of American history is Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Why have so few people heard of him? In 1893 Dr. Williams performed the world's first successful heart operation. Why is this not a well-known fact? These are the facts and questions that stimulated Helen Buckler to spend 10 years in 14 States, with hundreds of people and government archives, documents, and records in order to unearth the life story of America's first Negro surgeon and the facts and circumstances of his history-making achievement. The search led from question to question. Where did he acquire the knowledge and skill for this operation only 30 years after emancipation? What happened to him after he achieved this medical breakthrough? What did he do to help the cause of his own race? Why did some Negroes worship him and some hate and fear him? Why was he called "disloyal" and was he really? Since he looked white, why didn't he "go white"? From the answers emerge not only the fascinating portrait of a complex and gifted man, but a revealing picture of Negro life and history from 1856-1931. _Daniel Hale Williams_ is a glowing tribute to a great man which reads the power and drama of fiction
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckler, Helen
Dewey number
  • 617/.092/4
  • B
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.W5225
LC item number
B8 1968
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
W723B 1968
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Daniel Hale
  • Surgeons
  • African Americans
  • Williams, Daniel Hale
  • African Americans
  • Surgeons
  • United States
  • Williams, Daniel Hale
  • Williams, Daniel Hale
Label
Daniel Hale Williams, Negro surgeon, by Helen Buckler
Instantiates
Note
First ed. published in 1954 under title: Doctor Dan, pioneer in American surgery
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The wandering barber finds a home -- II. A medical apprentice in 1878 -- III. Dan goes to medical school -- IV. The barber becomes a doctor -- V. Operating in a dining room -- VI. First interracial hospital, 1891 -- VII. "Sewed up his heart!" -- VIII. A national task -- IX. "Snatched from the womb" -- X. Dr. Dan's job in jeopardy -- XI. Alice Johnson -- XII. Betrayal -- XIII. Destroying myths -- XIV. Moses to Negro medicine -- XV. History-making operations -- XVI. Alice tries to be a good wife -- XVII. Break with Booker T. Washington -- XVIII. The record made straight -- Genealogical chart of the Williams and Price families -- Notes and sources -- Notes by chapters -- Persons consulted -- Publications of Daniel Hale Williams
Control code
ocm00038462
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 381 pages
Lccn
72000288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table, portraits
Label
Daniel Hale Williams, Negro surgeon, by Helen Buckler
Note
First ed. published in 1954 under title: Doctor Dan, pioneer in American surgery
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The wandering barber finds a home -- II. A medical apprentice in 1878 -- III. Dan goes to medical school -- IV. The barber becomes a doctor -- V. Operating in a dining room -- VI. First interracial hospital, 1891 -- VII. "Sewed up his heart!" -- VIII. A national task -- IX. "Snatched from the womb" -- X. Dr. Dan's job in jeopardy -- XI. Alice Johnson -- XII. Betrayal -- XIII. Destroying myths -- XIV. Moses to Negro medicine -- XV. History-making operations -- XVI. Alice tries to be a good wife -- XVII. Break with Booker T. Washington -- XVIII. The record made straight -- Genealogical chart of the Williams and Price families -- Notes and sources -- Notes by chapters -- Persons consulted -- Publications of Daniel Hale Williams
Control code
ocm00038462
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 381 pages
Lccn
72000288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table, portraits
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