Sarah Garland Boyd Jones
Richmonder Sarah Garland Boyd Jones was a Howard University-trained physician who in 1893 became the first African American woman to pass the Virginia Medical Examining Board test. During the 1890s she was one of only three female physicians in the city. In 1902 she helped organize the African American medical community to form an institution for black patients, with rooms for 25 and a charity ward with 16 beds, that would become known as Richmond Community Hospital. The Jones Center promotes wellness and occupational training through individual and community programs.
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