Dr. Nathan Francis Mossell was the first African American to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1882. He was founder of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital; the first African American member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society; a member of the Niagara Movement; founder of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP; co-founder of the Philadelphia Academy of Medicine and Allied Sciences; a civil rights activist; and nationally prominent physician and surgeon.
Title: Dr. Nathan F. Mossell, M.D.
Photographer: Mosley, John W.
African American physicians
African American men
African American civil rights workers
Geographic Subject: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Physical Description: 1 photograph: b&w; 8 x 10 in.
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Repository: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
Digital Collection: John W. Mosley Photograph Collection
Digital Publisher: Philadelphia PA: Temple University Libraries
Folder: Mosley, John W.--Photographs--Physicians
Document ID: BPA001X3119400000001