Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Leslie Falk Papers, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library

Description from the collection’s finding aid, “The papers consist of correspondence, writings, and subject files which document Leslie A. Falk’s career as area medical administrator for the United Mine Workers Health and Welfare Fund, teacher at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Meharry Medical College, and medical activist. The papers highlight …

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Leslie Falk

Leslie Falk was born April 19, 1915, and grew up in St. Louis, MO. After attending University of Illinois and Washington University (St. Louis), Falk received a Rhodes Scholarship, which allowed him to attend Oxford University, 1937-1940, where he helped in developing a process for extracting penicillin from mold. In 1942, Falk received his medical …

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Dana Ellis

Dana worked West Tennessee health fairs in the summers of 1973 and 1974 while a student in the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt. She served as co-director of the Student Health Coalition alongside George Smith who was in medical school at Meharry Medical College, a historically black medical school. Together they provided clinical leadership for …

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