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Novel Dramatizes Pioneering Doctor's Life

Alan Cheuse reviews Angel of Harlem, Kuwana Haulsey's biographical novel based on the life of Dr. May Chinn, the first female African-American doctor in Harlem.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.