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Negro Ex-Student Now Famous Surgeon
Negro Ex-Student Now Famous Surgeon
Item IDegyptian 1944 1110 vol 26 #8.tif
TitleNegro Ex-Student Now Famous Surgeon
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionDr. Riley A. Ransom, Sr.. has received high recognition in the medical world.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1944 November 10
Volume26
Issue8
Page(s)4
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptNegro Ex-Student

Now Famous Surgeon

Dr. Riley A. Ransom, Sr.. has received high recognition in the medical world. His ambitions and faith carried him on to realize his goal, that of owning and operating a hospital.
Dr. Ransom was born in Columbus. Ky.. and received his early education there. He then entered Lane College in Jackson. Tenn., but he found so much sectional strife in the city that he was forced to move out. Fle then selectel a Northern school and caine here to S.l.N.U. at Carbondale, where he found it easy to live. He was a poor boy and worked his way through. He entere here in 1902 and was very much encouraged in his chosen profession by President Parkinson of the college. Dr. Railsorn graduated from the Louisville National Medical College, Louisville, Ky., in 1908, as valedictorian of his llass.
He started practicing medicine in Brooksville. OkIa., and remained there five years. He then went to Gainsville, Texas, where he spent five years. He realized that Cansyule was too small to promote the projert he had in mind. He went to Ft. Worth, where these plans materialized.
In the meantime the first World War began and he volunteered. In the present war he is a commissioned surgeon of the United States government.
Dr. Ransom has operated a. hospital t'or more than twenty-five year. that he has beeii in the practice of medicine. He has been practicing medicine in Ft. Worth for ever twenty years. and he flow owns and operates the Ethel Ransom Memorial hospital which he helped lound. It was first located in Gainsrille and called the Booker T Washington Sanitorium, but upon the death of one of its founders and evners. Mrs. R. A. Ransom, it was named in her honor. Their only child, Dr. Riley Ransom. Jr. is also connected with the hospital and is an associate surgeon to his father.
Dr. Ransom, who is very active in medical organizations and in otganizationS for the advancement of the colored race, has come a long way in securing adequate medical services for Negroes. This pioneer Negro physician, who I considered singularly versatile
LanguageEnglish
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