The Heroine of Harlem

The daughter of a slave leaves her mark on cancer research

May Edward Chinn at Teachers College, 1917. Courtesy George B. Davis, Ph.D. Photograph by E. F. Foley, N. Y.
May (second from right) marching in a suffrage parade on 5th Avenue, 1919. Courtesy George B. Davis, Ph.D.
Harlem Hospital ward, 1929. Image: Harlem Hospital records, NYAM Collection.
Dr. Chinn examines a young patient, 1930. Image: National Library of Medicine. Courtesy George B. Davis, PhD.
Dr. Chinn at her Edgecombe Avenue office, 1935. Image: NLM. Courtesy George B. Davis, PhD.

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Journalist & author on women, science, history, arts. Bylines: The Cut, Aeon, Smithsonian, Guardian, SciAm, WaPo. WOMEN IN WHITE COATS 2021 from HarperCollins.

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