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Meet the 91-Year-Old Doctor Who’s the Granddaughter of Slaves | Iris

Dr Melissa Freeman is a Bronx-born medical doctor who finished medical school in 1955, and has practiced medicine since 1961. Her grandfather, Albert B. Walker, was born a slave in the 1850s. She attended Howard University College of Medicine. She is one of the first doctors to treat women with opioid addiction.

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