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Matilda Arabella Evans, M.D.
(1872–1935)

When no hospital in the Columbia, S.C., area would allow an African-American physician and surgeon to practice, Evans decided to open her own. An obstetrician, gynecologist and surgeon popular with both black and white patients, Evans services were sorely needed at a time when all women feared death from childbirth. Click on the photo to learn more.

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