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The University Of West Tennessee

McLemore Ave., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 6' 55.890072", -90° 2' 9.177324"
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In 1900, the University of West Tennessee was
established in Jackson by Dr. Miles V. Lynk, M.D. Seven years later,
he moved it to Memphis. A graduate of Meharry Medical College, Dr. Lynk
was editor of the The Medical and Surgical Observer, the first medical
journal for Blacks, and served as the school's president. UWT offered
degrees in a variety of medical fields and played an important role in
providing health-care education for Blacks in Memphis. The school closed
in 1924.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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