DR. ALVIN ROBINSON, CLASS OF 1939, AND RENOWN LOCAL OBSTETRICIAN

DR. ALVIN ROBINSON, CLASS OF 1939, AND RENOWN LOCAL OBSTETRICIAN

Alvin F. Robinson, an obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies in Washington during his more than five-decade career, died Aug. 24 at the District home of his granddaughter, Marianne Robinson Pingree. He was 100.

Dr. Robinson began his practice in 1943 at the old Freedmen's Hospital. In the mid-1950s, he became the first African-American staff physician at the District's Providence Hospital, and later coordinated its residency program. 

Dr. Robinson taught at Howard University College of Medicine for four decades.

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