Professional Files Series, 1945-2003 and undated

12 boxes
Scope and content:

Contains files related to Watts's career as a doctor, surgeon, and medical administrator for various private practices, hospitals, boards, and professional societies. Topics include minority healthcare, minority physicians, healthcare cost containment, national health insurance, substance abuse, and child sexual abuse. Of particular note are files related to the history of Lincoln Hospital, the establishment of the Lincoln Clinic, and to Watts's mentor, Dr. Charles Drew. Materials include budgets, planning documents, correspondence, reports, memos, pamphlets, meeting materials, printed materials, policies, grant proposals, event programs, financial statements, CVs, and notes on medical procedures. Files are grouped by the following topics and then arranged chronologically: Durham County General Hospital, Howard University, Lincoln Hospital/Clinic, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co., and Professional Societies and Task Forces. Files that fall outside of these groupings are arranged alphabetically at the end of the series. Some additional professional files can be found in the Personal Files Series.


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