February 19, 1995 |
Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. saved the life of the mayor's infant son. He talked a scared and confused Joyce German out of an abortion. He ran a network of prenatal clinics that persuaded young, poor women to abandon their midwives. And he delivered babies. "Oh, the babies," recalled his nurse, Thelma Walker-Brown. "Lots of babies. Babies, babies, babies." He was just out of medical school when he came to Tuskegee. Young, ambitious, trained in modern medicine.