Enhancing Health Care Historical

Enhancing Health Care Historical (HM1X90)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36088 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.96', W 85° 42.28'

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—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

Let our societies spend less money in taking care of the sick, and much more money in promoting the health of the race . . . . Let us make health contagious in every community rather than disease. —Booker T. Washington, Address before National Negro Business League

The National Center for Bioethics, in the Andrew Building across the road, pursues one of the school's longtime interests: enhancing health care. The Center studies ethical issues affecting the health of people of color—such as the U.S. Public Health Service's failure to treat 399 blacks infected with syphilis here in the 1930s.

For many years the building housed the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, which cared for the institute's students and the black residents of Macon County, Alabama. The hospital also served as a training center for African American doctors and dentists and a research and treatment facility for polio and other diseases.

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{Bottom right}: A nurse traveled with the institute's agricultural agents to provide medical care to rural residents.

{Main photo}: The John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital was built in 1912. The columns were removed when the building was enlarged, so its appearance is quite different today.
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HM NumberHM1X90
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621777 N 3589133
Decimal Degrees32.43266667, -85.70466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.96', W 85° 42.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 57.6" N, 85° 42' 16.8" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Booker T Washington Blvd, Tuskegee AL 36088, US
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