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John A. Kenney writings,

Title
John A. Kenney writings, 1940-1949.
Author
Kenney, John A. (John Andrew), 1874-1950.
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Speeches.
Source (note)
  • James C. Jones, Jr.
Biography (note)
  • John A. Kenney, an African American physician, was a graduate of Hampton Institute and Leonard Medical School at Shaw University. From 1902-1924, he served as resident physician and director of Tuskegee Institute's Hospital and Nurse Training School and was a founder of the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, also in Tuskegee. Forced to leave Tuskegee, Kenney relocated to New Jersey, and with his own money, built the Kenney Memorial Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, to serve African Americans. This private hospital opened in 1927 and in 1934, Kenney converted it to a community hospital, renaming it the Community Hospital of Newark. Kenney was also the founder and editor of the "National Medical Association Journal". The NMA is the largest and oldest organization representing African American physicians in the United States. Kenney died in 1950 at age 67.
Call Number
Sc MG 840
Author
Kenney, John A. (John Andrew), 1874-1950.
Title
John A. Kenney writings, 1940-1949.
Summary
The John A. Kenney writings consist of seven addresses Kenney presented to various academic bodies. The speeches cover his medical background and accomplishments at Tuskegee Institute, including the construction of an infantile paralysis unit at the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital; his service for the National Medical Association; African Americans' contributions to surgery; and a description of the way he used his personal investments to fund the construction of the Kenney Memorial Hospital and other medical causes.
Biography
John A. Kenney, an African American physician, was a graduate of Hampton Institute and Leonard Medical School at Shaw University. From 1902-1924, he served as resident physician and director of Tuskegee Institute's Hospital and Nurse Training School and was a founder of the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, also in Tuskegee. Forced to leave Tuskegee, Kenney relocated to New Jersey, and with his own money, built the Kenney Memorial Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, to serve African Americans. This private hospital opened in 1927 and in 1934, Kenney converted it to a community hospital, renaming it the Community Hospital of Newark. Kenney was also the founder and editor of the "National Medical Association Journal". The NMA is the largest and oldest organization representing African American physicians in the United States. Kenney died in 1950 at age 67.
Source
James C. Jones, Jr. Purchase Sept. 2007 SCM 840
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Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 840
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