FLOR500, Garden 143 Dr. William Spencer Stevens, Physician (1882–1949) Dr. Stevens was born in Tallahassee and graduated from Florida A&M University. He attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing medical school, he returned to Florida and became the first African American to start a medical practice in Quincy. In 1906, he opened Stevens’ Drug Store. In 1914, he was named Supervisor of Quincy’s black schools, and in the 1930s, he built a hospital for the town’s black population. Stevens High School is named in his honor.
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Dr. William Spencer Stevens, Physician 

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Dr. William Spencer Stevens, Physician 

(1882–1949)

Dr. Stevens was born in Tallahassee and graduated from Florida A&M University. He attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing medical school, he returned to Florida and became the first African American to start a medical practice in Quincy. In 1906, he opened Stevens’ Drug Store. In 1914, he was named Supervisor of Quincy’s black schools, and in the 1930s, he built a hospital for the town’s black population. Stevens High School is named in his honor.   





 




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