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Gastroscopy demonstration with residents and postgrads, Cook County Hospital

Leonidas H. Berry was the first African American appointed to the medical attending staff at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. He would go on to publish close to a hundred scientific articles and the comprehensive textbook Gastrointestinal Pan-Endoscopy (1974).

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Dr. Berry in surgeon’s coat holding a lens gastroscopy with 7 post grad students and patient. Handwriting on back.