Dr. George H. Starke
Dr. George Starke
Dr. George H. Starke (ca. 1899-ca.1979), an African-American physician who practiced in Sanford, Florida. Starke opened his practice in Sanford, in 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, Massachusetts. He practiced for several years in Boston and then returned to Sanford in 1933 and continued to practice medicine until his death at the age of 80. For many years, Dr. Starke was the only black 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 black and white photographs: Dr. G.H. Starke Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographs.
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Dr. G.H. Starke Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
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