My grandfather was a slave - I'm a doctor


FROM BBC: Dr. Melissa Freeman is an African American doctor in New York City who began practicing medicine in 1961. Over her 65 years in the profession, she has been a pioneer, not just for African American women in the medical field, but for women in general. She was also the first doctor to treat women on heroin using a methadone maintenance programme. And while most people her age would have long retired at this stage, Dr. Freeman shows no signs of stopping, as our reporter Colm Flynn found out when he went to meet her recently in New York.


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