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Dr. Bush Hunter (1894-1983) was the first African American physician to become a member of the Fayette County Medical Society.

He received his M.D. from Howard University and began practicing in Lexington in 1926. He continued to practice for an additional 50 years.

He was named the outstanding general practitioner of the year, 1970, by the Kentucky State Medical Association

Mayo, W. Porter, Medicine in the Athens of the West, Princeton, McClanahan Publishing House, 1999, Print, page 249