Sam McDonald: A Stanford Pioneer

Greyscale photograph of Sam McDonald in a hat
Sam McDonald.
Courtesy the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University.

Emanuel Bruce “Sam” McDonald (1884-1957) made significant contributions to Stanford University and the School of Medicine at a time when Stanford Medicine’s administrators did not admit Black students or hire Black faculty. You can find additional resources about Sam McDonald’s life and other Black histories of Stanford Medicine at the Medical History Center in Lane Medical Library.

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