He would instead join the faculty at Howard University College of Medicine, starting as a pathology instructor, and then progressing to surgical instructor and chief surgical resident at Freedmen's Hospital.
This is another reason that people accept the legend as truth. His family later wrote letters to those physicians thanking them for the care they provided.
Over the years, Drew has been considered one of the most honored and respected figures in the medical field and his development of the blood plasma bank has given a second chance of live to millions.
In truth, according to one of the passengers in Drew's car, John Ford, Drew's injuries were so severe that virtually nothing could have been done to save him. Hardwick, Richard.
AB- blood type. For want of a transfusion, a black man had died.
Following his World War II service and work with the American Red Cross, Drew returned to Howard University, where he taught and practiced surgery until his death in an automobile accident in