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Dr. Charles R. Drew Park

Van Wyck Exwy. Sr. Rd. E., 140 St. bet. 115 Ave. and 116 Ave.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) was a pioneer in the development of blood plasma preservation, as well as an exemplary surgeon and teacher. He was born in Washington, D.C. on June 3, 1904 and excelled in athletics in high school and college. Drew received his B.A. degree from Amherst College in 1926, his M.D.C.M. degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1933, and his Med.D.Sc. from Columbia University in 1940. In 1935 he began his association with the College of Medicine of Howard University where he later returned to become professor and head of the Department of Surgery.

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