The 1940’s prescription transfer case, created by an unidentified Wilson pharmacist, holds hundreds of prescription slips from doctors across town, including Boisey O. Barnes and Joseph F. Cowan. African-American patients also saw white specialists, such as eye, ear, nose and throat doctor T.M. Blackshear. Note that Shade‘s Pharmacy provided Drs. Barnes and Cowan with complementary prescription forms, but patients, of course, were under no obligatory to patronize Shade’s.

Hat tip to J. Robert Boykin III.

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