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    Known by her patients as “The Baby Doctor,” Justina Ford worked as a doctor in Denver for more than fifty years. She was the city's first black female doctor.
    Justina L. Ford



K. A. Anadiotis. Justina Ford: Baby Doctor (Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 2013).

Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. Medical Colleges of the United States and of Foreign Countries (Chicago: The American Medical Association, 1918).

“Death Claims Prominent Woman Doctor,” Colorado Statesman, October 18, 1952.

Mark Harris, “The Forty Years of Justin Ford,” Negro Digest, March 1950, 43–45.

“Justina Ford,” Denver Star, October 18, 1952.

Lohse, Joyce B, Justina Ford: Medical Pioneer (Palmer Lake: Filter Press, 2004).

Charles S. Muse, “Dr. Justina Ford,” Denver Star, ca. 1913.

Marilyn Griggs Riley, High Altitude Attitudes: Six Savvy Colorado Women (Boulder: Johnson Books, 2006).

Additional Information: 

Black American West Museum, “About Dr. Justina Ford.”

Changing the Face of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine, “Dr. Justina Laurena Carter Ford.”

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, “Justina Ford, MD.”

Rocky Mountain PBS, “Justina Ford, MD,” Colorado Experience, February 28, 2013.