The National Medical Association mourns the loss of Dr. Beny J. Primm who died last week at the age of 87.
A leader in the fields of substance abuse and HIV, Dr. Primm was born in Williamson, West Virginia, on May 28, 1928. From an early age, he had a desire to be a doctor. He attended Lincoln University for two years, and later graduated from West Virginia State University.
After many dedicated years in military service, Dr. Primm decided to apply to the University of Heidelberg, Germany, receiving his acceptance in 1953.
After a year at Heidelberg, he transferred to University of Geneva, Switzerland, obtaining his M.D. in 1959.