FLOR500, Garden 220 Clara C. Frye, Nurse, Humanitarian (ca. 1872–1936) In 1908, when a white physician asked Clara Frye, a nurse, to care for an ill black patient, she offered her home. It served as a hospital for blacks for fifteen years. In 1923, Frye borrowed money to open a hospital for blacks. In 1928, the city of Tampa purchased the hospital from Frye and took over its operations. She continued to work there until health challenges forced her retirement. She never refused services for patients because of their inability to pay, and reportedly died impoverished because she would not press patients for payment.
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Clara C. Frye, Nurse, Humanitarian

(ca. 1872–1936)

In 1908, when a white physician asked Clara Frye, a nurse, to care for an ill black patient, she offered her home. It served as a hospital for blacks for fifteen years. In 1923, Frye borrowed money to open a hospital for blacks. In 1928, the city of Tampa purchased the hospital from Frye and took over its operations. She continued to work there until health challenges forced her retirement. She never refused services for patients because of their inability to pay, and reportedly died impoverished because she would not press patients for payment. 

































































































































































 

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