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May Edward Chinn (1896 - 1980)

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May Edward Chinn
Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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May Edward Chinn was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital. In her private practice, she provided care for patients who would not otherwise receive treatment. She was a strong advocate of early cancer screening.[1][2]


  1. Wikipedia Bio
  2. Black Women Scientists in the United States By Wini Warren, page 26, Indiana University Press, 1999.
  • Residence (1910) Bronx Assembly District 30, New York, New York, United States
  • Residence (1930) Manhattan (Districts 0751-1000), New York, New York, United States
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (, May Chinn, Dec 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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