Today is the Day by Clark Kinnaird Pt

Most white physicians did not care to operate on slaves, and there were few Negro physicians with medical training: Sims, in the absence of other patients, gladly treated slaves. Plantation owners were as willing to pay for treatment of their slaves as for their own families. Black midwives, whose methods hadn't changed much since jungle days, attended most slave births, and an extraordinary number of the women were injured and rendered useless.

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Middletown Times Herald (Middletown, New York)25 Jan 1938, TuePage 4
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  • Today is the Day by Clark Kinnaird Pt — Most white physicians did not care to operate on slaves, and there were few Negro physicians with medical training: Sims, in the absence of other patients, gladly treated slaves. Plantation owners were as willing to pay for treatment of their slaves as for their own families. Black midwives, whose methods hadn't changed much since jungle days, attended most slave births, and an extraordinary number of the women were injured and rendered useless.

    hollie_g_364 – 25 Oct 2014

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