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Portrait of Walter Gray Crump, M.D., 1869-1945
Crump, W. G. (1922). The acute abdomen. Journal of the National Medical Association, 14(3), 133-137.
Crump, W. G. (1934). The art and the science of medicine. Journal of the National Medical Association, 26(2), 51-59.
Crump, W. G. (1940). The Tuskegee Institute annual clinic. Journal of the National Medical Association, 32(1), 35.
Brief Biographical Sketch
An 1895 graduate of New York Homeopathic Medical College, Walter Gray Crump went on to become a civil rights champion.¹ After graduation Crump continued to work for the college as a professor of surgery and achieved emeritus status. He established the first scholarship for African American medical students at a White majority medical school in the United States at New York Homeopathic Medical College in 1928. He was also a trustee at Howard University and Tuskegee Institute, a college that was first founded to educate African American clergymen and then expanded into a university of liberal arts and medicine. Although Crump's obituary in The Chironian says he "helped to found the New York Medical College for Women" this college was founded in 1863, ² six years before Crump was born. It also reports he was "a member of staff until it closed in 1919" so, while he had an affiliation with the College for Women, its nature remains unclear.
- Established first scholarship for African American medical students in the United States, at New York Homeopathic Medical College,1928.
- Professor Emeritus, New York Homeopathic Medical College.
- Professor of Surgery, New York Homeopathic Medical College and Flower Hospital, 1897-1936.
- Graduated, New York Homeopathic Medical College, 1895.
Additional Biographical Information: ¹
- Chief Surgeon, Broad Street Hospital,1916-1926.
- Co-founder, Broad Street Hospital, 1916.
- Consulting Professor of Surgery, New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital, [n.d.].
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1914-1945.
- Governor, American College of Surgeons, 1914-1929, 1933-1934. ³
- Member, Homeopathic Medical Societies of the State and County of New York.
- Member, the Masons, the Dunham Club, et al.
- Trustee, Howard University and Tuskegee Institute, 1927-1945. 4
- Graduated, Princeton, 1892.
- New York Medical College. Crump, Walter Gray, Sr.Chironian.1945; 7(1):8.
- Homeopathe International. History of the New York Medical College and Hospital for Women. http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/histo/newyork.htm. Accessed May 14, 2013.
- Walter Gray Crump, MD, FACS (American College of Surgeons, e-mail communication, July 2, 2013).
- Howard University. Historical List of Trustees. http://www.howard.edu/secretary/trustees/historical.htm. Accessed May 14, 2013.