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Little-Known Black History Fact: Dr. John DeGrasse

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New York City surgeon John V. DeGrasse developed several firsts in the medical field in the late 19th century. He was also the subject of a very controversial appointment in the military during the Civil War. DeGrasse received his medical degree with honors from Bowdoin College in 1849.

 

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