William Montague Cobb

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William Montague Cobb

1904-1990

African American physician who was a longtime professor of anatomy at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and who served as editor of the Journal of the National Medical Association from 1949-77. Cobb also was National President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Working with other black leaders in science in medicine, Cobb sought to change the separate-but-equal status of medical schools and hospitals and instead promote racial integration of the medical establishment. The first permanent building built at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California, was named the W. Montague Cobb Medical Education Building to honor Cobb's work.

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