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Doctor Walter Peterson Remembered

By Laura Ziegler


Kansas City, MO – Dr. Walter R. Peterson died on December 20th. Dr.W.R. as many called him, was a surgeon and one of the guiding forces behind the creation of the Doctors' Clinic, a multispecialty health center at 25th and Brooklyn. It was one of the first, if not the first, all-African American health clinics in the country. KCUR's Laura Ziegler has this remembrance.

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