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Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
This is an oral history interview with Latisha Smith conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Dr. Latisha Smith was born in Detroit, MI, attended Michigan State for undergrad then Hahnemann University in Philadelphia for medical school. She returned to Michigan for her residency and training where she specialized in internal medicine. Dr. Smith discusses her influences in going into the medical field. She focused her early career on public health service, moving to different communities in need throughout the United States. She moved to Houston in 1997, where she was hired by the University of Texas Medical School as an assistant professor and working with patients in the hyperbaric chamber. Dr. Smith also talks about her experiences as an African American physician, obstacles that she had to overcome, and positive changes for African Americans in the field of medicine. Interviewer: Lauran A. Kerr-Heraly.
African Americans; Civil rights; Smith, Latisha
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Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
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