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Meek Eaton Black Archives unveils new medical exhibit honoring first black physician at TMH

The exhibit focuses on Dr. A.D. Brickler
Posted at 6:18 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 18:20:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Meek Eaton Black Archives on Florida A&M University's campus unveiled a new exhibit honoring black doctors in Tallahassee.

The exhibit focuses on Dr. A.D. Brickler. He started his career as an obstetrician-gynecologist at FAMU Hospital, which was the black hospital in town.

Dr. Brickler soon became the first black physician at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

After delivering more than 30,000 babies, Dr. Brickler retired earlier this year.

"With a lot of negotiations and a lot of diplomatic inviting, we got the hospital integrated and we got a lot of our nurses on the staff with similar positions that they were in. I think that was great," said Dr. Brickler.

You can see the display at the museum, Monday through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.