Sanford to Honor Dr. Starke for Half Century of Medical Service
Sanford to Honor Dr. Starke
This newspaper clipping, from the September 11, 1977 edition of the The Sentinel Star, offers a descriptive profile of Dr. George H. Starke's (1898-1978) history and accomplishments. Dr. Starke was a practicing medical doctor who opened his practice in Sanford, Florida, on September 15, 1927. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Starke became one of only four African-American physicians to be accepted by Harvard University for residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He practiced for several years in Boston and then returned to Sanford in 1933 and continued to practice medicine until his death at age 80. For many years, Dr. Starke was the only African-American doctor in Sanford. Dr. Starke was also the first African-American doctor to acquire membership in the Florida Medical Association and the Seminole County Medical Association, as well as the second to join the American Medical Association. In 1971, the City of Sanford named George Starke Park, located at 1501 West Third Street, in his honor.
Original newspaper article by Keay Davidson: "Sanford to Honor Dr. Starke for Half Century of Medical Service," The Sentinel Star, September 11, 1977: Dr. George H. Starke Folder, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
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Digital reproduction of original newspaper article by Keay Davidson: "Sanford to Honor Dr. Starke for Half Century of Medical Service," The Sentinel Star, September 11, 1977.
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Dr. George H. Starke Folder, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford Florida.
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Originally created by Keay Davidson and published by The Sentinel Star.
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