Lincoln Hospital opened in Durham in 1901 to serve the community's African Americans as a center for patient care and medical education. With the onset of the Civil Rights Movement, however, Lincoln's competition increased, and it closed in 1976. Still, the hospital is remembered today through the Lincoln Community Health Center and in the hearts and minds of those who contributed to its history.
About the Author
P. Preston Reynolds, a physician, historian, and member of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Human Rights, has compiled this illuminating pictorial history to celebrate Lincoln Hospital's centennial and the people who worked at and visited the institution. With over 200 photographs, Durham's Lincoln Hospital will delight and inform Durham residents, medical professionals, and students for years to come.