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Leonard Medical Building

  • 118 S. Wilmington St.
    Shaw University
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Located at Shaw University, Leonard Medical School was the fifth African-American medical school but the first to offer a four-year curriculum. Founded in 1881 and named for benefactor Judson Wade Leonard, brother-in-law to Shaw’s founder Dr. Henry Martin Tupper, the school closed in 1918, having trained 400 black physicians, most of whom went on to serve patients in the rural South. The school’s 25-bed hospital operated from 1885 to 1914, helping Raleigh’s sick. Hours: by appointment only.

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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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