Dr. Leslie J. Pollard, Sr. will give a history lecture based on his book Segregated Doctoring: Black Physicians in Augusta, Georgia, 1902-1952 on August 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Greenblatt Library’s Historical Collections and Archives Room. Dr. Pollard is a retired professor of history from Paine College. His book Segregated Doctoring analyzes Augusta’s African American medical practice in the context of segregation and the associated inequities.

For over 100 years the public hospitals funded by the City of Augusta were the teaching hospitals of the Medical College of Georgia. For a few years, Black physicians were allowed privileges at Augusta’s two public hospitals for African Americans; first, the Freedman’s Hospital and then the Lamar Hospital. In 1902 a new contract between MCG and the City of Augusta excluded Black physicians from the Lamar Hospital.  

Augusta’s segregated doctoring is a segment of local medical history in Augusta University’s institutional history. An exhibit featuring historical images and information related to Dr. Pollard’s book is on display in the Historical Collections and Archives Room.

The lecture and the exhibit are both free and open to the public. Copies of Dr. Pollard’s book will available to purchase on August 23 after his lecture. For more information, please contact Renée Sharrock at 706-721-3444 or rsharrock@augusta.edu.