5 Key Highlights About Dr. Thomas T. Wendell
- Pioneer in the field of treating mentally ill patients.
- Worked as a staff physician at Eastern State Hospital, where he upgraded the care of Black patients for 20 yrs.
- Community leader in the effort which resulted in building Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1922
- Served as a physician in Lexington from 1900 until his death in 1953.
- Attended Meharry College in Nashville, where he received degrees in pharmacy and medicine