First African American Psychiatrist: Solomon Carter Fuller

Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller (1872–1953) was a pioneering African-American psychiatrist who made significant contributions to the study of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Liberia, the son of a previously enslaved African who had purchased his freedom and emigrated there. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, which as a homeopathic institution, was open to both African-American and women students. He spent the majority of his career practicing at Westborough State Mental Hospital in Westborough Massachusetts. While there, he performed his ground-breaking research on the physical changes to the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Compliments of Wikipedia

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