Dr. George Clyde Debnam, who was often called some of the outstanding Black physicians in Raleigh, died final week on the age of 95.
An obituary posted for Debnam mentioned he lived in Youngsville as a toddler however moved to Raleigh in 1943 to attend Shaw College after receiving encouragement from his professors at Shaw College.
Within the early Sixties he based the well-respected Debnam Clinic in southeast Raleigh, which continues to be in operation right this moment.
By the point he retired, after 50 years of follow, he had delivered greater than 10,000 infants — believed to be probably the most anybody in North Carolina has delivered — and carried out over 5,000 operations.
His twin daughters, each docs, joined him at his household follow after finishing their residency at Cambridge Hospital in 1955.
In response to his obituary, Debnam helped hundreds of individuals within the Raleigh space, particularly these in southeast Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Debnam and his spouse, Marjorie, who died in 2004, had three youngsters and lived within the historic Roberts Parks neighborhood.
“Dr. Debnam was a loyal husband and father in addition to uncle for his quite a few nieces and nephews,” his obituary learn.
He was additionally a broadcast writer and newbie historian who fought to combine Raleigh’s well being care providers whereas working at Saint Agnes Hospital, a segregated facility for African-Americans.
“Debnam was the primary doctor to confess sufferers to the brand new built-in Wake Medical Heart (then Wake Memorial Hospital) when it opened,” the submit reads.