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Contents; Introduction; ONE: Roots of the Black Hospital Reform Movement; TWO: At the Vanguard: The National Medical Association and the National Hospital Association; THREE: ""Where Shall We Work and Whom Are We to Serve?"": The Battle for the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital; FOUR: Black Hospitals and White Philanthropy; FIVE: ""Progressive Disappointment and Defeat"": The Provident Hospital Project; SIX: Cleveland-A Black Hospital at Last; Conclusion: The Black Hospital-A Vanishing Medical Institution; Manuscript Collections; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S TU; V; W; Y; Z Making a Place for Ourselves examines an important but not widely chronicled event at the intersection of African-American history and American medical history--the black hospital movement. A practical response to the racial realities of American life, the movement was a ""self-help"" endeavor--immediate improvement of separate medical institutions insured the advancement and health of African Americans until the slow process of integration could occur. Recognizing that their careers depended on access to hospitals, black physicians associated with the two leading black medical societies, the