Nathan Francis Mossell, M.D. 1882 (1856-1946), was the first African American to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and the leading figure in the founding of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School. His autobiography and a history of Douglass Hospital are available here. For more on Nathan Francis Mossell, see his Penn People entry and his Papers.
|Nathan Francis Mossell Autobiography|
|“Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School,” by Alfred Gordon, M.D., 1930|