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Bascom S. Waugh, MD

1909 - 1992

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
1. Bascom S. Waugh, MD Marker
Inscription.  Bascom S. Waugh was the first African-American physician at Cooper University Hospital, a specialist in Internal Medicine and later in Cardiology. He served during World War II and was a flight surgeon for the 332nd Fighter Group, the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. Dr. Waugh was the first African-American president of the Camden County Heart Association and practiced in South Camden until his death at the age of 83.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceScience & MedicineWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 56.357′ N, 75° 6.778′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Haddon Avenue and South 9th Street, on the left when traveling south on Haddon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 Haddon Ave, Camden NJ 08103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis L. Coriell, MD, PhD (here, next to this marker); Camden Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Franklin Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Cooper Family
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Edward Sharpe House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cooper's Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); L-3 Communications (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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