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Arthur, William R. B. [People's Auxiliary Hospital in St.Louis, MO]

(born: 1868) 

William R. B. Arthur, a surgeon and physician, was born in Kentucky, the son of Elizabeth Chambers [source: 1920 U.S. Census]. Dr. William R. B. Arthur earned his M.D. from Howard University Medical College in 1890. He returned to Kentucky to practice medicine in Louisville, to teach at the Louisville National Medical College, and to serve as a surgeon at the Auxiliary Hospital. Dr. Arthur left Louisville and moved to St. Louis, MO, where he founded the People's Auxiliary Hospital and Training School in 1898. The three-story hospital building, which had 12 rooms for up to 15 patients, was located at 1001 N. Jefferson Avenue. For more see the William R. B. Arthur entry in A Historical, Biographical and Statistical Souvenir, by Howard University Medical Department [available full-text at Google Book Search]; "Hospital for Colored Patients," Medical Review, vol. 39 (Jan. 7 - July 1, 1899) [available full-text at Google Book Search]; and Glimpses of the Ages, vol. 1, by T. E. S. Scholes [available full-text at Google Book Search].

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Louisville National Medical College
NKAA Entry: Citizen's Auxiliary Hospital (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Source: Howard University Medical Department, Washington, D.C.; a historical biographical and statistical souvenir
NKAA Source: Medical review : a weekly journal of medicine and surgery (periodical)

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“Arthur, William R. B. [People's Auxiliary Hospital in St.Louis, MO],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 12, 2020,

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