Dr. Oscar J. Jackson
This plaque marks. the site of the former practice of
Dr. Oscar J. Jackson, M.D., FACS
In honor of his commitment, spirit, innovation, and steadfast dedication to providing the highest quality medical care to all in need in this region for over 5 decades.
1342 Haight Street
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1342.
Location. 37° 46.226′ N, 122° 26.665′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Haight Street east of Masonic Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1342 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doolan/Larson Residence and Storefronts (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Native Daughters of the Golden West Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dante Benedetti (approx. half a mile away); Dune Stabilization is a Grassroots Effort
Also see . . . Dr. Oscar Jackson Obituary (East Bay Times, legacy.com).
"Dr. Jackson went on to work at San Francisco General Hospital, becoming the first African American surgeon on record to work there. He also served as a clinical instructor in UCSF's Department of Surgery and practiced at Mount Zion, both of which were but a few of the hospitals extending privileges at the time to African American physicians. Dr. Jackson unselfishly dedicated his medical service to help improve the health of his patients and their families living in underserved communities in San Francisco. He eventually established a private practice based in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood that was known for its commitment to its patients' well-being, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for services."(Submitted on July 6, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.